1) Most sex crimes and violent crimes are committed against women.
Women are 18 times more likely to be the victim of a violent crime than men are. In the United States for 2007, the violent crime rate was 1.8 per 1,000 against females and 0.1 per 1,000 against males. In 2007, there were 248,300 rapes/sexual assaults in the United States in 2007, more than 500 per day, up from 190,600 in 2005. In 2003, among all female murder victims in the U.S., 30% were slain by their husbands or boyfriends.
2.) You're not as tough as you think you are.
Don't get mad, but it's true.
Sure, there are some Dana Linn Baileys out there who could beat the crap out of a fellow, but let’s face the unpopular reality: men are physically stronger than women. Men are generally two to three times stronger than a woman.
If a man tries to attack you, what will you do? Push him off? Try it at home: tell a man you trust to hold on to you without letting go, but tell him not to go easy on you. If a man attacks you, you need to count on more than just your strength to get away safely.
3.) Women are alone more than ever.
For thousands of years, women were generally in the company of their husbands, fathers, uncles, brothers, and sons. Even if men were absent, she was among a group of other women. We lead busy lives with work, classes, errands, and fitness. Nowadays the modern woman is often alone and vulnerable. You could be a young girl walking home from a college campus. You could be a cute mom driving to pick up her son from baseball practice. What would you do if your car broke down in a remote area at night? Pepper spray and fingernails are not enough. Your vehicle is not a safe room.
4.) It's your job to protect yourself and your kids too.
Assuming that family safety is job number one, the all-important question becomes how, when and where might a life-threatening attack occur? The obvious answer: anywhere. You could be with friends, at school, shopping, eating at a restaurant, driving... but where is your gun? At home? In your car? If a strange man is dragging your sweet little angel out of the store will you have time to run home or to your car to get your gun? Things happen fast and you need your gun RIGHT NOW.
5.) The world is not a safe place and nobody cares more about your well-being than YOU.
What is your own life worth to you? The fact is, we must protect ourselves from violent crime and our homes from invasion. These statistics are seen daily on the news and the tragic stories just never seem to end. Perhaps violent crime has touched your life personally. If not, it likely has in the lives of women you know.
What should you do now?
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Uniform Crime Reports of the U.S. National Crime Victimization Survey: Criminal Victimization, 2007. U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Statistics: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/pub/pdf/svus.pdf