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What signs of vulnerability do criminals look for in women?

It's said criminals (rape and assault) seek out women who appear vulnerable. Though most of these crimes occur b/w two people who know each other, in the case of a woman getting attacked at night (whether by a rapist or a thief) on the street, what signs of vulnerability might the criminal look for?

It'd be great to hear from anyone who's studied criminal psychology or even has wanted to attack someone, but any thoughts are appreicated.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Very good question.

    Women with their heads down, are not paying attention to their surroundings. Women who do not make eye contact, are less likely to fight off an attacker. Women with their hair in a pony tail can be easily over taken. Women wearing high hills are also a target more so then one who is wearing tennis shoes. Women with their purse tucked under their arm vs. over their shoulder are an easier target. Women who smile at strangers are less likely to be attacked because, they are confident enough in themselves to make eye contact and actually smile. However they are more likely to be approached by the homeless or someone who is trying to hustle them. You must always make a stranger fully aware of your personal space the moment it appears that they could even approach you.

    Ladies, take yourself to the local "Army Surplus" Store. They sell these awesome key chains that can be used as an effective weapon in hand to hand combat. In the event you are ever attacked keep a cool head and don't panic, and FIGHT, FIGHT, FIGHT.

    Just like wolves, a predator looks for an easy target.

    Don't be their easy target.

    Source(s): I refuse to be a victim!
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  • 4 years ago

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    Source(s): Criminal Records Search Database - http://CriminalRecords.raiwi.com/?oOpD
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  • 1 decade ago

    im no expert as well. However I could only imagine that if the female is alone and isn't concerned nor aware of her surroundings like ( dark allies, secluded areas, in a home or hotel with a stranger, it would only make her live bate for an attacker. Women should never go out alone at night especially if there are going to be in an atmosphere of alcohol and or drugs. Remember the best way to avoid any situation like this is to be aware of what's going on around you. It's an increasing possibility of something of this nature to happen, especially if they are absent minded of these possible occurrences. Hope this helps

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  • Anya
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    1 decade ago

    Just my opinion although I'm no expert...women who might look vulnerable are the ones who are not aware of their surroundings, or they are not paying attention to who is around them. They are the ones looking for their car keys in a parking lot at night, rather than have them in hand. They have their purses open while walking everywhere, including the supermarket. Think about all the purses left on shopping carts, some of them wide open. Or, they are preoccupied with something else, like a cellphone conversation. They might also look for a woman who might not look strong or fit. It depends on the location and environment too, like walking (or stumbling) out of a nightclub. That one is probably the worst because the woman is most vulnerable.

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Your best bet would be with Leo, though you shouldn't focus only on Leos since you can be compatible with any other zodiac sign when you put your heart into it. You should check out the book Astrologically Incorrect for Lovers. Its a pretty interesting book that may help. This is what it says for Leo and Aries. "Leos are attracted ti Rams the way actors are to red carpets. And, the attraction is mutual. You're both sparkling personalities who like to see, be seen, and especially be seen conspicuously consuming. Aries, you'll be proud of your Lion--a pride that is reciprocated. The troubles created by this pairing are usually avoided when its a romantic relationship. Otherwise, Leo and Aries will constantly one-up each other. " The book also describes other relationships with other Star Signs. Good Luck ^w^

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I think a lot of it has to do with the way you present yourself...

    For example, instead of slouching down the street listening to an ipod, walk confidently, and look suspicious people in the face. This will ensure any would-be attacker knows you'd be able to identify them in a line-up. Don't be afraid to shout if you're scared. Don't flirt with random guys.

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  • 1 decade ago

    They look for someone who is trying to appear inconspicuous, like slightly hunched shoulders, head down, walking slow to medium speed. Hands in pockets, people who look around like they are lost. Females, higher voices sound more feminine and therefore "weaker" on the physical strength side. Walking in shadows, backstreets, low-lit locations... Do you need more tips on being a street criminal? lol

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    A gullibility to help a stranger that appears harmless to them. That's how many serial killers struck, they looked helpless and a girl came up to help them.

    They go after our kind nature and we, never stop to think the unthinkable.

    Therefore, it is never really our fault, now is it?

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  • 5 years ago

    Criminal Record Search Database - http://tinyurl.com/yexEJl7rzs

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    low self esteem

    dependence

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