Things true crime has taught me and phrases used regularly in crime shows

Phrases about the victim

She would light up the room with her smile

She would give you the shirt off her back

Everyone loved her and she loved everyone

Family was everything to her

Things I have learnt

Never let a criminal take you to a second location. It’s easier to escape in familiar surroundings

Drop your car keys under the car run in zig zag if shot at

Don’t look criminals in the eye

Don’t make sudden movements if you are carjacked

Don’t be a people pleaser or too kind it’ll get you killed

Don’t get pregnant for anyone you are not married to men will kill you to avoid paying child support. If your marriage is on the rocks don’t have more kids

Trust your instincts, they’re there to protect you

Avoid overly friendly strangers they want you to drop your guard so that they can pounce.

Always be aware of your surroundings.

Don’t walk around in flashy things put your phone and wallet in a bag that looks cheap. This works in CBD.

If you are going to a crime prone area that you don’t usually go to find someone to accompany you.

Pray for God to assign angels to guard you and to deliver you and your loved ones from all evil.

If you are raped, don’t shower, go get a rape kit and then rush for post rape medicine like PEP and pregnancy prevention meds