While rare, robbery still exists. To avoid being threatened with bodily harm in exchange for your valuables, the best precaution is to avoid lonely streets at night or early morning hours—even if it means you take a detour or a taxi ride. Do not be showy and flash diamond rings, a fat wallet or jewelry more than absolutely necessary.
In the event you are confronted with a possible assailant attempting to rob you, the best reaction is to comply with demands unless you can safely call the attention of law enforcement officials. Fighting back is not recommended. Your risk of being injured increases tremendously if you try to fight back. Stay cool, calm, and collected and do not offer any resistance. Weapons in robberies are usually fists, boots, or knives. Gun crime is relatively rare. Most shootings are gang-related or family disputes, not stranger danger.
To lessen your chances of rape or sexual assault, do not plan on getting drunk, taking drugs, hitchhiking, going to parties or places unaccompanied, or walking alone on dark and desolate streets.
In the event, you are confronted or being followed, run towards people. Dial 112 for the police/emergency phone line.