After 35 years of riding the NYC subways at all times of the day and night, in all kinds of neighborhoods, I can tell you that what Kelly McCann describes here is on the money. Your antennae should be up wherever you are, city, suburb or rural areas. There is no such thing as a “good” neighborhood. Crime can happen ANYWHERE.
Watch any youtube videos of muggings and you will see the exact behavior outlined below.
9/04/2013 11:00:00 AM Articles, Environmental Awareness, Furtive Glancing, Kelly McCann, Pre-Assault Cues,Pre-Incident Indicators, Self Defense, Situational Awareness No comments
SPOTTING TROUBLE BEFORE IT HAPPENS
By Jim Grover
There are a number of “preincident indicators” that can warn you of impending danger.
Probably one of the most-asked questions during my street survival training is, “What am I going to see right before an attack?” That’s a good question. It tells me the student is concerned about avoiding the situation altogether, and wants as much time as possible to maximize his chances of survival.
Those things you are most likely to see before an attack are called “pre-incident indicators.” They are peculiar things you will recognize if you…
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