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This post was provided by guest blog contributor, Suzy Imel. Many of us remember the tragic abduction in 2002 of Elizabeth Smart – the beautiful fourteen-year-old girl abducted from her home by a pedophile and held captive by him and his wife for almost a year. Smart’s book, My Story, was released in 2013, followedRead More
This post was provided by guest blog contributor, Suzy Imel. As women, when we think of grooming, we think of getting our hair blown out, or our eyebrows waxed, or any number of other treatments to enhance our attractiveness. But there is another kind of grooming that relates to crime, that we all need toRead More
8 Safety Tips That May Save Your Life As women, we understand that we are more likely to be targeted for assault than a man. On average, 11.9 million women are assaulted annually in the U.S. Additionally, 15 to 25% of all women will be sexually assaulted in their lives, according to the CDC. However,Read More
You face potential threats every day. With Women Against Crime©, you’ll be ready. Women Against Crime© (WAC) teaches awareness and self-defense to Albuquerque citizens, mostly women. Founded in 2001 by Albuquerque Police Department Sergeant Trish Hoffman, WAC offers public workshops, speeches and corporate training that educate and empower women. Hoffman, the primary instructor, shares practicalRead More
As long as you’re breathing and talking, you’re staying in the fight Founder of WAC, Trish Hoffman has more than 20 years of experience in the police force and she has seen it all. Through Women Against Crime©, she helps Albuquerque’s citizens adopt personal safety habits to confront violence. As former public information officer forRead More
Quick Tip – Mugging Prevention The best way to stay safe is to stay aware. Set the tone with a confident walk. Keep your head up, shoulders back, and look around. Continue being aware of your surroundings even in a place where visibility is reduced, like when you’re at an ATM or a gas stationRead More
Quick Tips – Breaking a Strangle Hold If the worst happens and you find yourself attacked and in a strangle hold, it’s easy to panic. Here are three simple steps to breaking the hold. 1. Raise both of your arms from the side to above your head. 2. Bring your arms down striking across theRead More