Tip: If something seems too good to be true then it probably is. Whether itâs someone selling things in the pub, streets or even at your door, buy only through reputable dealers. Donât forget handling stolen goods is a crime, and during this period, there are quiet a number of stolen goods up for sale.
During Christmas, most people engage in drinking and partying. Alcohol is one of the leading factors in incidents of violent crime, especially for young men. On big nights out like Christmas Eve and New Yearâs Eve, fights arenât uncommon. This might land you in a cell or even with a capital offence like murder.
Tip: Engage in alcohol indulgence up to your controlled limit. If you feel inebriated, go home.
The media and various stakeholders have already started campaigns for road safety during this festive season. More often than not, most deaths that occur during this season are as a result of drunken driving. Christmas is a peak time of year for people to risk getting in the car drunk.
Tip: Leave the car at home, and be aware that you could still be over the limit the morning after. If you feel the driver is drunk, ask him to stop the car and alight. Report the matter to police immediately.
Cases of domestic violence peak at stressful times like Christmas. With the current economic hardships, couples are prone to getting into arguments especially concerning festivities.
Itâs the time of year when many of us allow ourselves an extra bottle or two. All well and good, but remember that when youâre drunk youâre less likely to be keeping an eye on things like your mobile phone or camera. Thieves are lurking by your side waiting for you to get careless. This is harvest time for muggers.
Police assure safety during holidays