Most people think street crime is a game of chance, but you can stack the odds in your favor. Victims are often paralyzed by the “startle factor.” They’re lost in their thoughts and suddenly chaos erupts – they freeze. Pay close attention to crime stories you read or see on the news. If something similar happened, what would you do? What mistakes have victims made? What have victims done to escape? So if a similar situation does come up, you’ll have more-informed ideas and forethought and can better weigh your options on the spot – even though each case is different. Based on the tactics of Self-Defense experts, top Martial Artists, and security personnel the simple techniques included are all designed to enable you to stay safe on the streets whatever your age, size or skill. This empowering guide for women to protect themselves and their loved ones combines commonsense advice on staying safe with concrete actions on what to do if find yourself in a dangerous situation as for example doorstep encounters, kidnapping, internet harassment, sexual harassment in the workplace and many others. Build safety habits and learn how to become a ‘hard target’ and not a ‘soft target’ by simply trusting your gut.