The best way to avoid being a victim is to stay alert, be constantly aware of your surroundings, listen to your instincts, and act on your observations and suspicions. Please visit the Crime Victims help and resources if you have already been victimized.
Here are some personal protection tips from the National Crime Prevention Council:
If you are robbed or assaulted report the crime. Try to describe the attacker accurately. Your actions can help prevent someone else from becoming a victim.