In 2006, More Violent Crimes Were Committed in the U.S.

Washington, D.C.—Preliminary data indicate that violent crime for January–June 2006 was up 3.7 percent when compared to its reported level for the first half of 2005. However, property crime for the same time period was down 2.6 percent. The FBI released these findings on December 18th, 2006 in its Preliminary Semiannual Uniform Crime
Report, January–June, 2006. The data are based on the submissions of 11,535 law enforcement agencies that submitted 3 to 6 comparable months of data to the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program for January through June of both 2005 and 2006. Statistics from the report include the following: In the violent crime category, the number of robbery offenses nationwide increased 9.7 percent, murder offenses increased 1.4 percent, and aggravated assault offenses increased 1.2 percent. Forcible rape offenses decreased less than 0.1 percent.

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, millions of citizens are victimized annually by personal theft, violence, and property crimes. You do not have to be a statistic. You can choose to Refuse To Be A Victim!

Experts agree the single most important factor in surviving criminal attack is to have an overall safety strategy before you need it. Now, through a three-hour (or less) confidential Seminar called Refuse To Be A Victim®, you can learn the personal safety tips and techniques you need in order to avoid dangerous situations, and avoid becoming a victim.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the Refuse To Be A Victim® program?
A: Refuse To Be A Victim® is a three-hour seminar geared toward awareness and prevention of criminal confrontations. Topics include home, automobile and personal safety. We show how to integrate common-sense safety strategies into your own individual lifestyle. The seminar is not about guns, nor is it about joining the NRA. It simply provides participants with the information needed to minimize their chances of criminal attack.

Q: Is this a self-defense course?
A: It is a personal-safety program that teaches strategies you can use to avoid ever being in a situation where self defense is required. This course focuses on pro-active rather than reactive courses of action. Criminals prefer easy targets. By making yourself more difficult to prey upon, you lessen your risk of criminal attack. That means having a personal safety strategy in place before you need it.

Q: Is there a fee and what does it cover?
A: The regular Seminar fee in this area is $20 per person, and covers instructor time, a Refuse To Be A Victim® student handbook, and other handouts.

Q: How many people may attend the seminar?
A: There is no limit to the number of seminar participants. Generally, we have found that smaller groups (up to 50 participants) are more manageable and allow everyone to voice concerns and raise questions. Both women-only and co-ed seminars are available. Youngsters are also encouraged to attend with their parents.

Q: Where and how many seminars have been conducted?
A: The Refuse To Be A Victim® program has been conducted throughout the nation since its inception in 1993. There are more than 1,900 instructors nationally.

Corporate/Organization Seminars Available

Help protect your company's or organization's most valuable assets -- by helping them protect themselves. Don't leave yourself exposed. Invest in the safety and well-being of your employees or members before a criminal attack occurs-- not just after the fact -- with a simple program that will pay dividends in the safety and self-assurance of your personnel.

Refuse To Be A Victim® seminars are available for private presentations to corporations, businesses, and other groups and clubs. The flexible, comprehensive curriculum can be custom-tailored to fit your group's size, specifics and needs.

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