WOSAF Tip # 84

Distracted Woman-texting-while-walkingBe Alert . Be Aware . Be Safe .

Police profiled the rape victims after interacting with serial rapists. How do they “select” their victim? 10 tips … Its shared for awareness.

#1 Hairstyle. They are most likely to go after a woman with a ponytail, bun, braid, or other hairstyle that can easily be grabbed. Grab and drag. They are also likely to go after a woman with long hair.

#2 Clothing. They will look for women who’s clothing is easy to remove quickly. Many of them carry scissors around to cut clothing and on overalls the straps can be easily cut.

#3. Distracted Women. They look for women on their cell phone, searching through their purse or doing other activities while walking because they are off guard and can be easily overpowered.

#4 Time & Place. Most likely time is early morning, between 5 and 8:30 a.m. The number one place women are abducted from/attacked at is grocery store parking lots/ office parking lots/garages/ public restrooms.

#5 Modus Operendi. They grab and quickly move her to a second location where they don’t have to worry about getting caught. Only 2% said they carried weapons because rape carries a 3-5 year sentence but rape with a weapon is 15-20 years. If you put up any kind of a fight at all, they get discouraged because it only takes a minute or two for them to realize that going after you isn’t worth it because it will be time-consuming.

#6 Weapons. They avoid any victim carrying an umbrella, walking stick or objects which can be used as a weapon. Their aim is to quickly grab and move. They avoid any fight or resistance. Keys or key chains are not deterrent as they don’t provide the necessary distance. They can be overpowered before it can be effectively used.

The idea is to convince the ‘bad guys’ you are not worth the effort. You try tricks, you’ll be made to pay. I take ‘no-nonsense’. Once this message gets across they avoid such victims.

Be Aware . Be Alert . Be Safe .


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