Tuesday, April 24, 2012

New Ways to Combat Street Crimes and Kidnappings

New ways to combat street crime and kidnappings over conventional beliefs.

Muggings and street crime are still commonplace in large cities. The general consensus and how people are taught to deal with street crime is to give away their possessions since the value of their life or bodily harm is much higher overall. I believe the strategy should be different however. Depending on size and gender this may be an issue but I think muggers would be forced to think twice if they faced a victim that fought back. Deterring street crime may have a situational connotation to it but if the perpetrator was viciously beaten every time they attempted to steal the power and fear would shift towards the victim. I don’t want people to get the wrong impression and that the public should take the law into their own hands. I am actually thinking that from an early age people should be taught to protect themselves. This does bring up issues. Muggers usually target elderly, smaller, or female victims. I think that people can have the advantage however. Pepper spray, tazers, and conceal carry would deter criminals. Technology has changed the way that society can protect them and in the same way it may be time to rethink how we think about fighting back. The following article shows that people who can defend themselves should. Justin, the man in the article handed over his money to his mugger, but the mugger still attacked him. The mugger’s weapon failed and Justin took him down using former training that he wouldn’t elaborate about.

The main issue is for people to recognize the fight and flight response. This stretches to kids fighting off their kidnappers

Original thinking for Kids to avoid kidnapping is to run, hit, and scream. This instruction is very important, but it is not enough. Kids are now being taught a backup plan to ensure that they are not moved to a second location.
The grip, dip, and spin are a newer way to teach kids to be persistent in fighting off their kidnappers. The video explains that the kidnappers are interested in a quick extraction with the child causing little harm. This psychological boosts gives the children power to fight back when nothing else work. The kidnapper will most likely give up after a struggle with the child due to unnecessary attention and more resistance than anticipated. 


  1. I completely agree. Educating the public, not only against mugging, but for self-defense in general would create a much more aware public. Not only would criminals think twice about mugging, but about many other crimes because the public would know what to do in certain situations to be able to stop a potential criminal from committing crimes.

  2. I think this is great! More people should invest time into learning ways to defend and protect themselves. The public should be advocates of their own safety.