AWARENESS CLASSES FOR WOMEN
way we perceive things can affect our daily lives. The media
continually gives the impression that people of all ages are
falling victim to violent or sexual attacks. It seems that
nowhere is safe and it is only a matter of time before something
happens to you.
the media fails to mention, is that there are millions of
people unaffected by crime and who enjoy fully active lives.
However, this portrayal by the media has greatly increased
people's fear of crime.
should prevail. You should not become a prisoner in your
own home, afraid to venture outside but nor should you be
too complacent and put yourself at risk through careless behaviour.
being aware of your surroundings and confident of how to handle
situations, the likelihood of you becoming a victim of crime
will be kept to a minimum.
Putney & Wandsworth Crime Prevention Panel have endeavoured
to reduce the fear of crime for women by supporting the Awareness
classes run by the Police and Panel members. They have provided
equipment and funds to ensure these valuable classes, which
started in 1992 can continue.
you are interested in joining a course then contact: Putney
Police Sector Office on 020 785 8874 or visit the Putney Crime
Prevention Shop and collect a leaflet (opening hours are Monday
to Saturday 10am to 5.30pm. The courses cost £13.00
each, which includes insurance and if you complete the course
you will receive a certificate and a personal attack alarm.
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