Criminals can strike anywhere, anytime! One only has to follow reports in the news media to be reminded of the reality of violent crime. Although this reality can never be ignored, the press and the media are not doing much in a positive sense to help people prepare for the eventuality of crime. Their message, whether deliberately or inadvertently, seems to be focussed on rather exploiting the gory details, ultimately fuelling a spirit of fear and paranoia! Ignorance and denial are typical traits of victims. The sad reality is that many do not understand, consider or apply the basic principles of personal safety, until they become part of the cold statistics of violent crime… too late! PREPARED NOT PARANOID takes an in-depth look at crime: statistics, reasons for criminal behaviour, typical strategies used by criminals to identify and exploit victims, and includes a unique, practical and realistic strategy that every John and Jane citizen can use to maximise their safety and minimise the possibility of being selected as a victim. A MUST READ for anyone – regardless of race, gender, age or physical attributes – who takes their safety and that of their loved ones seriously!