One of the most important steps toward ensuring your own safety is having a personal safety strategy in place before you need it. NRA’s Refuse To Be A Victim® program teaches the tips and techniques you need to be alerted to dangerous situations and to avoid criminal confrontation.

Seminars are held across the nation and are open to individuals of all ages. Today, thousands of federal, state and local law enforcement officials and civilians from across the nation utilize this popular program in their crime prevention and community policing initiatives to help protect their communities.

Corporations, educational institutions, and community centers have also adopted the program. All told, more than 120,000 people have benefited from these seminars.

Violent Crimes

Total numbers of crimes in the
U.S. in 2019 is 1.2 million
one every 25 seconds.

Violent crime rate is
(per 100,000 inhabitants) 366.7

Violent Crimes

The FBI reported an estimated 7 million property crimes in 2019.

Assault crimes

Assault crimes remains a major reported crime with 820,000 occurring in 2019.

From Awareness To Avoidance



As a civilian we never think a crime will happen to us, it always seems to be the other person. Then after the events, we seem to find a little criticism against the victim, until one day it happens to us or a loved one. While unfortunate things do happen unexpectedly, it is important to be equipped with the knowledge and skills needed for personal safety and crime prevention. Having a personal safety strategy in place and knowing the, immediate reactions, techniques and tactics you can use to avoid becoming a potential victim can help you enjoy a safer life. “Crimes of Opportunity” are crimes committed without planning or forethought. When criminals realize they have a chance to commit a crime, they seize the opportunity. Don’t be their easy target. We can all pinpoint times where we’ve made ourselves an easy target – timing and schedules, not looking around before we leave a venue or get into out vehicle, whether it was keeping our heads buried in our phones, parking in a dimly lit area at night, or leaving for a walk or run without our awareness head on. . But there are many more, less obvious situations that make us vulnerable as well.