Local BBC Sites

Page last updated at 11:57 GMT, Friday, 21 November 2008
Staying safe on Bristol's streets

personal alarm
Police say that carrying a personal alarm is advisable

Following the recent attacks in Bristol it is worth reminding yourself of basic personal safety information.

Avon & Somerset Police give this advice on staying safe on the streets:

  • Don't walk or jog alone, especially after dark
  • Avoid short cuts and deserted areas and try to keep to well-lit, busy streets
  • After dark, avoid large bushes or dark areas where a person could hide
  • Avoid using personal stereos or radios as you might not hear people approaching
  • Do not wear a lot of jewellery
  • Carry your bag close to your body with the opening towards your body
  • Keep the use of cash and mobile phones discreet
  • When going to your car or home, have your keys at hand
  • Consider carrying a personal attack alarm

If you are on a night out:

  • Think about how you are going to get home - consider pre-booking taxis
  • Stay with your group and make sure somebody knows where you are
  • Do not walk home alone
  • Be wary of casual requests from strangers - they may have ulterior motives

Read more on staying safe on the streets:

Woman assaulted in city's suburb
21 Nov 08 |  Bristol



Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2017 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific