In a criminology class I recently took, the point was repeatedly made that, statistically speaking, the older a person gets the less likely they are to be the victim of a violent crime and yet they become more fearful that they will be the victim of a violent crime.
There are several reasons for this. First, as a person gets older, they start making wiser choices. Such as with whom they associate, whether they go to bars or parties at strangers' houses or whether they stay out late engaging in risky activities. Thus, they become less likely to become a victim. Second, as a person gets older, their responsibilities increase and they tend to want to protect that which they've worked for or achieved, and therefore fear incidents which could take that away, whereas young people typically think of themselves as "invincible" and do not have a family depending on them to keep a steady job and pay the mortgage and bring home groceries.
Of course, there will be the outliers. The young person who really has his or her head screwed on straight and will likely go far in life. Or, the older person who just never seemed to grow up and still wants to relive the glory days. Overall though, most people fit the description written above and therefore, make up the statistic.
My response to this, which was kept to myself during the class (remember that "older people making wise decisions" such as when to keep my mouth shut point made above), is to tell the person being victimized that "statistically, this should not be happening." Outside the walls of academia, or what we like to refer to as "the real world," good people become victims even when the news tells us the crime rate is going down. Yay society, we are controlling crime!
But it doesn't just happen, does it? Just like controlling weeds in a lawn by keeping the grass healthy, we crowd out the bad parts by strengthening the good parts. In order to keep the weeds out of your lawn, criminologically-speaking, you have to be the strong blade of grass.
She's A Pistol, LLC exists for that reason. We want to help you become stronger. We want to improve your odds that you will not become a victim. Our combined experience on the street, in combat (urban and military), and through our continuous educational pursuits to learn more about sociopathy, criminology, and defensive techniques, gives us a deep pool of knowledge which we offer to you.
Contact us at http://shesapistol.com, call 913-248-3288, or stop by the store at 5725 Nieman Rd., Suite C, in friendly downtown Shawnee, KS to discuss your situation and how we can help you.