Prevention Strategies and Tactics

prevencionEvery individual is different, therefore has different concerns and needs. The way in which each individual follows security advise will depend on the circumstances, the environment in which he or she develops, potential risks and personality traits.

In this article, G4S Venezuela lays down five prevention strategies that will result in effective tactics to avoid becoming a victim of crime. The main purpose is to bring upon specific ideas that can contribute to understand how to apply the foundations of prevention while using common sense and survival instincts. It won’t be necessary to memorize all the strategies but it will be important to understand how they work.


Any measure taken to prevent any threat results from the five essential strategies that you will find below for the defense of the security of ourselves, our families and friends; and working environment .


Criminals avoid getting caught at any cost. If we make ourselves more visible before people surrounding us or if we bring attention over an offender, it will be less likely that a confrontation occurs. Strategies to be more aware of the environment and detection gadgets belong in this category.


Having the intention to commit a crime is not enough. A delinquent cannot commit a violent crime without having physical access to the victim. Such tactics are aimed at securing the environment in which we are, restraining access to the offender. A clear example would be to keep unwelcome guests away from our houses and vehicles, or to create a barrier between the potential aggressor and ourselves.


It is most likely that a criminal attacks his or her victim when this is alone or isolated. Ninety six percent of rapists check that their potential victims find themselves alone before an assault. It will be less likely that an aggression takes place when it has been uncovered or interrupted.


There is a difference between responding to an attack and reacting to it. The skills to respond begin by being aware of our surroundings and being capable of detecting and recognizing when we are being checked as potential victims. This strategy is based on

identifying potential dangers and responding in such a way that we can break up volatile situations.


Reaction implies an immediate decision-making on a physical level, once that we have confirmed that we are being considered as victims. The more we know about what to do in order to avoid a physical confrontation as well as the timing of our reactions, the higher the probability of being successful at defending ourselves and searching for a safe place.

A more practical approach to add the advises given herein will be to understand the foundations of such. Once understood, we’ll be capable of improvising strategies that will adapt to our needs.


Prevention tactics are based on one or more of the aforementioned strategies. Such tactics are organized according to the situation and the environment. There are other secondary principles that also need to be taken into consideration in terms of comfortability of applicability when adding them up to our daily lives.

Of course, one can create as many recommendations based on the prevention strategies as well as brought upon from common sense and observation as possible. If the principles behind them are understood, then we’ll be able to improvise security drills in a specific moment.

The recommendations on prevention are simple steps and precautions that must be taken to diminish the possibilities of becoming victims of a crime. There are hundreds of recommendations on those lists regarding what must be done and what shouldn’t be done. Even though their applicability does not guarantee success, their implementation and follow-up may be of great use in the prevention of crimes against people and goods.

Now, armed with knowledge and common sense, we can include those precautions we feel will make us safer without having our way of life greatly distorted.



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