It Could Happen to You
Three out of four women will have a crime committed against them in their lifetime.
You Are Alone
The police won’t help: There are no arrests in approximately 53 percent–more than half–of all violent crimes.
The courts won’t help: With half of all convicted rapist spending less than one year in jail, a potential rapist could be walking the streets near your home right now.
Your partner won’t help: Department of Justice studies report that 60 percent of female murder victims were killed by people they knew–husbands, ex-husbands, family members, or friends. Seventy-eight percent of women who are raped, beaten, or robbed are attacked by people they know.
Refuse to be a Victim: Be Safe, Not Sorry
According to a University of Chicago study, states that permit citizens to carry concealed handguns have reduced murders by 8.5 percent, rapes by 5 percent, and aggravated assaults by 7 percent.
1,570 murders, 4,177 rapes, 12,000 robberies, and 60,000 aggravated assaults could have been prevented each year since 1992 is all states permitted citizens to carry handguns for protection.
Total violent crimes is 11 percent lower in states with “right-to-carry” laws.
Criminals respond to threats of deterrence: 40 percent of felons report that they have not committed one ore more crimes because they feared their victims were armed.