Try not to walk alone at night but if you do, be alert and avoid dark or isolated areas. Instead, walk out in the open, away from walls, alleys, doorways, and pillars.
Whether you are walking or driving, determine the safest route before you leave. Take the longest route if that is the safest.
Tell friends or family members where you're going, and then let them know when you reach your destination.
Have your key ready as you approach your house or vehicle.
Don't enter environments where you feel unsafe. Trust your instincts.
Know your physical capabilities and limitations.
Don't carry offensive weapons such as knives. They may be used against you.
If you suspect you are being followed
Cross the street or walk on the side of the road.
Go immediately to the nearest well-lit or populated area.
If others are within hearing distance, turn to the person following you and say in a loud and assertive voice: "Stop following me!"
Contact Police immediately--go to a house or a store and call the Police or flag down a taxi and ask the driver to call the Police for you.
If the person following you is driving a car, take out a pen and paper, look at the licence plate and write the number down, making sure that the driver sees you do this.