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Around 10 o’clock on one evening, a female college student living in Changning finished her part-time job-family education. As she went back to her house door, she was attacked by a lawbreaker and was killed in a fire passage. The lawbreaker was arrested by the police soon, and he would be punished strictly by the law. After the case was published by a newspaper, it caused a big backwash in society. All felt very deep sorry for the tragedy of the female young college student, also there were some citizens plainting the stoniness of the neighbors when they were hearing the help cry of the girl without taking any measure, even some citizens accused the real estate security personnel of being absent without leave and dereliction of duty… As a police engaged in public security precaution work, after knowing about the whole process of the case, I can’t help taking great pity with the female college student. The tragedy could be avoided absolutely, if she has essential self-precaution consciousness and skills. This female college student did family education for a period of times. She often went home after 10 o’clock. And it was lonely with few passersby (also it is raining then) on the way from the station to her dwelling place. Her family and she didn’t attach sufficient importance and take necessary precaution measures for the possible security hidden dangers. For example, she should keep contact with her family by the mobile phone after getting off a bus, the family member should wait for her on her way home, and she should take with one or more things for self-protection (such as the whistle, mini siren or sprayer). According to the confession of the criminal, when he strolled near the house of the female college student that day, he found the girl went home alone; therefore he had the intention of robbing the girl at once and followed her to her house. In this phase, the lawbreaker only has the intention of committing a crime, if the lawbreaker finds that the target person is on guard at the tentative beginning stage, for example he/she keeps contact with the family or there are family members waiting for him /her, therefore the lawbreaker would not have further substantial action. The lady who goes home single should keep on guard, she should often look back to watch out of the “tail” behind. If there is a tail behind, she should go toward the near house, shop and supermarket or stop to make a phone call to her family members and friends; if the instance is urgent one should dial 110 to inform the police at once. It took the female college student more than 10 minutes to go from the station to residential area, and then from the residential area to the building, finally to the entrance of the elevator. The girl without any vigilance didn’t notice that a stranger was following after her all along. At the entrance of the elevator, the girl found that a stranger behind, what should she do? Take the same elevator with the stranger? One must avoid taking the same elevator with a stranger in the evening! That’s the basic and very important female self-precaution common sense. The girl could let the stranger take the elevator first, and she herself waits at the elevator hall. For the lawbreaker it brings high risks to commit a crime at the elevator hall where there will be person at any moment. But what the girl thought was to go home as soon as possible, then… The girl entered into the elevator, followed by the lawbreaker. The stop floor he chose was higher than the girl’s (that meant the lawbreaker would not leave away earlier than the girl), and the danger increased quickly. If the girl took measures timely she still could head off the danger at that time, first she could make a phone call to her family and tell them to wait for her at the entrance of the elevator, actually it was warning the lawbreaker too (the mobile phone was in the hand of the girl all along), also she could stand near the control key of the elevator, press all the buttons in turn if the lawbreaker had an abnormal action, so that the elevator would stop at each floor, and the chance of being rescued would increase much more, but she did nothing, maybe all that the girl thought was going home quickly, quickly. The elevator stopped at last, and the girl hastily rushed out of the elevator, leaving her back exposing to the lawbreaker completely ( more urgent, more calmness and assuage one should have, one should face the lawbreaker straightly, deal with him, try to delay and then seek an opportunity to run away, ask for help). At last, the lawbreaker hit heavily at the head of the girl with the umbrella which he took with… The girl had passed away. The reason of our rementioning this nightmare is just to draw a conclusion that the female who goes home single at night is most easily becoming the aggrieved target by lawbreakers according to the analysis by the police: In the metropolis like Shanghai, the number of female who goes home single at night is much due to overtime working, studying and entertainment, etc.. Though the tragedy of this female college student is a special case, and the night in Shanghai is safe, yet the urbanite lady who goes home single at night should not let down the guard and have the try-your-luck mentality to the hidden dangers. An old saying says “rely ont on the likelihood of the enemy’s not coming, but on our own readiness to receive him”. That means that never pin your hope on that the lawbreaker will not assault you, all the females should rely on themselves and prepare sufficiently, attach great importance to self-precaution, and learn, grasp some precaution skills. There is a piece of news in newspaper recently that female college students will be received gender education next year in Shanghai, that means the special course is set up according to the female physiological and psychological characters. We will focus specially on the healthy grow of the female college students on their way to success. The courses setup in advance are female psychology and sensibility, amativeness, marriage, family and economy, etc.. I suggest the entire female college student should attend to a class of self-security precaution as well. The earlier, the better.
I encountered and heard two accidents recently. One is one day when I was riding in a bus, I heard a screaming of a passenger. The passenger shouted: “I just recharged RMB 100 Yuan in the traffic card yesterday, but why there is only RMB 10 Yuan now?” The second happened several days later, my colleague Xiao Zhang talked to me about a weird happened recently, she got to see her friend by a taxi and she swiped the traffic card to get off after reaching the destination. Next day when she took a bus again she found that the spare money of her traffic card was zero. Why such weirdies could happen? The reason of the first accident is: that the passenger asked the person beside him to swipe the card for convenience, as a result his traffic card was exchanged by others. The reason of the second accident is: that Xiao Zhang doesn’t notice the small trick of the driver. The driver returns to her a vacant card, although there is a ticket left. The ticket only has the sum, and the driver has already ripped off the car number and the traffic card number. So we should have the precaution consciousness when using public traffic cards: 1. Don’t seek a temporary convenience to let others to swipe the card for you. 2. Remember your traffic card number by heart or set marks at your traffic card so as to distinguish it notably from others. 3. When taking a taxi, you should keep your invoice intact so as to prepare for descrying. 4. Notice whether the invoice you have kept is intact or not (it should contain the unit name of the taxi company and the number of your traffic card). Once your traffic card is changed, you can contact the unit in time. (Zhang Li)
I. Guard criminals from entering into civilian residences by door 1. Install an anti-pry angle iron or a qualified safety lock, and never use the visible padlock; 2. The old-fashioned glass family splitting door should be equipped with burglary-resisting grill; 3. Forster a good habit of locking door conveniently when going outside, and do your best to install an qualified burglary-resisting iron door with good quality. The door and window orienting to the dooryard should not only be reinforced but also be equipped with blind bolt; 4. The door should be equipped with “a peephole”. To those “drop-ins”, you must enhance your vigilance, and avoid opening the door at random; 5. When the whole family go out, one should not only shut all the doors and windows, but also ask acquaintance to take away the newspapers, milk etc. at the door, so that no one knows that nobody is home. II. Guard criminals against entering into civilian residences to steal by window 1. The burglary-resisting establishments of the old-fashioned transom and toilet window are mainly to install reinforced grill or wire hood. The rod of the grill should be thick and close enough, and the joints should be welded firmly; 2. Insert a little batten in the chute of mobile window, or punch a hole at both end of mobile window, then plug into a 3-inch long nail, which can guard the house against intruding and prevent the window from being moved; 3. Apply the burglary-resisting and alarm technical products, etc., such as the magnetic switch of door; 4. The internal-installed rolling blind burglary-resisting curtain can be installed. When going outside, please shut the window, draw down the rolling blind curtain and fix it with a bolt; 5. Install a infrared burglary-resisting alarm, etc.. III. Guard criminals against entering into the civilian residences by climbing 1. Residents living in the ground floor could plant some muricated plants such as China rose and sisal hemp, etc. around the fence, also they can plant them around the balcony, not only beautiful, but also as a line of defense; 2. For the public housings with the exposed rainspouts, the anti-climb mesh enclosure and iron stings can be installed on those rainspouts; after this measure being applied in Minhang and other areas, the rate of stealing cases caused by climbing rainspouts has decreased dramatically; 3. Install the burglary-resisting grill that has the same height of the window, which will prevent the thieves from climbing “by something”; 4. Residents with good economic conditions could install qualified infrared alarms; 5. Residential areas with mature conditions also can install the perimeter infrared alarm systems.
A taxi driver washed his car in a washing booth of a gas station, at the moment of getting off to pay the -washing fee, the car washer suddenly entered into the driving seat and drove the car away. The gapemouthed driver looked at the whole process of his car being robbed, he asked for the owner of this washing booth, and the surprised owner said that he didn’t know that person, he was just working temporally here, and I paid him RMB 5 Yuan per day. One evening, a jobless young man Chen, living in Xinhe Town of Chongming District, came to Min’an gas station in Caobao Road, and he said to the washing booth owner in the gas station that he was willing to work here, and the pay was only RMB 5 Yuan per day. The owner thought that it was not high, so he promised the young man without asking for his identity. Next morning, a white Santana 2000 taxi came to this gas station to refuel. After the driver heard that the car-wash fee was cheap, he drove the car into the washing booth, and he wanted to wash the car before refueling. Chen was watching the car slinkingly as he pretended to wash the car hopingly, and he found that the mileage of the car was not much and it was also a new car. As a natural consequence, a wicked idea occurred to him suddenly. At that moment, the driver got off to pay the washing fee, leaving the key in the car. Seizing an opportunity, Chen moved stealthily toward the car door, suddenly rushed into the driving seat and started up the car. With the scream of wheels, the car rushed from the gas station to Sanlin Town of Pudong District. On his way, Chen Gang just called “Xiao Wu” by telephone that he had known in Hangzhou, and they reached an agreement that Chen “sold” the car with the original price of RMB 128,000 Yuan at the price of RMB 40,000 Yuan to “Xiao Wu”. Furthermore, “Xiao Wu” himself prepared for a license plate of Zhejiang Province. One afternoon, Chen Gang met “Xiao Wu”. Then the car was changed with the license plate of Zhejiang Province brought by “Xiao Wu”, and was driven to Hangzhou all through the night. At last, the police of Hangzhou city arrested these thieves.
Recently, the cases of stealing inner articles of cars increase dramatically. This kind of case has the following characters: (1) A group of several criminals (3 person or above) strike the triangle glass of a car, then open the door to steal the inner articles. (2) A group of criminals stir up troubles intendedly to distract the driver’s attention, then seize an opportunity to steal the inner articles. (3) A group of criminals put the sharp-angled hollow pipe nails under the right front wheel of a parked car, then when the car starts up, the wheel is pierced through, and the driver gets off to descry the reason, they will seize an opportunity to steal the inner articles (4) Criminals often dismantle or pry the rubber strip in the window glass or directly break the window glass of the car parking along the road by blunt utensils, then open the door to steal the inner articles. (5) Criminals often wait beside the traffic jammed sentry box, seize an opportunity to steal inner articles when the driver gets off the car to receive traffic police’s handling for peccancy. In order to guard against this kind of case, we can take measures from the following aspects: (1) When parking, please choose the car park or parking place allowed by traffic departments and guarded by someone. If you can’t find a parking place temporarily, you should also try to park your car at a place with great popularity on the premise of abiding by the traffic regulations. Do avoid parking in a remote area. (2) After the car owner leaves the car, he/she should take the valuables with himself/herself, such as camera, handbag and portable computer, and so on. The bigger valuables should be transferred as well, and do avoid emerging in the field of vision. (3) The car owner must foster a good habit of closing the door as soon as leave the car. If condition permits, you should startup the alarm device. Once you encounter an “accidental” circumstance in your driving, and when you stop the car to deal with the matter, you must foster a habit of locking door as well. Never forget to lock door cause of impatience. At the time of dealing with the matter and encountering the crowd of onlookers, you will be highly on guard against “the cheating cooperation act of lawbreakers ” that lawbreakers may exploit an advantage to steal, which are disguised as the warm-hearted and helpful persons. (4) Before you startup your car, please check what are under your wheels, and to see whether there are sharp nails put by someone; the “rotten apple” and “radish slice” may have been enchased with the up nails; when your car just starts to move, someone shouts: “your tyre is leaking”, and be careful of a trap set by someone: one man leads you to get off your car, and then his confederates will seize the opportunity to steal the inner articles. (5) Apply technical precautions measures to ensure security. According to different requirements, the car owner can choose and buy the anti-theft bag (box), burglar alarm, magnetic control switch, glass vibration inductor and infrared inbreak detector, etc., those have already been existed in the market. (6) Once there is car damage and loss, property loss or any clue to irregularity or criminal activities, one should inform the police timely. Anyway in order to prevent the happening of this kind of case, the most important thing is the precaution consciousness of citizens themselves. Along with the improvement of material life, the private cars will be more and more, and drivers including the bus driver should enhance the vigilance so that the criminals will have no opportunity to commit crimes.