If you think somebody is following you, switch directions or cross the street.

Walk toward an open store, restaurant or lighted house.

If you are afraid, yell for help to attract attention of others.

Know the neighborhoods where you live and work.

Check out the locations of police and fire stations, hospitals and restaurants and stores that are open late.

If you see a crime in progress, call 9-1-1.

If the crime is over and a victim needs help, provide aid until professionals arrive.

Remember that alcohol impairs judgment and the ability to recognize dangerous situations.

Have your car or house key in hand before you reach the door.

Don't be searching for keys while you are walking.

Remain aware of your surroundings at all times. 

While stranger assaults are rare in Boulder, people are advised if confronted by a robbery suspect to take the assailant seriously: cooperate and do not challenge an assailant.

Be the best witness you can be, and do not prolong the situation - comply and end the encounter as soon as possible, then notify police immediately. 

Remember to use the buddy system.

Don't walk alone and don't leave friends alone while out at night. 

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