When and where do assaults happen? It is a question often asked during our training sessions. The short answer? Anywhere and anytime. A commonly held view is that assaults happen in “bad neighbourhoods”, when the victim is alone, and at night. Accordingly, in these circumstances we are more alert, we pay more attention. Consider, however, these following assaults in Toronto over the past 3 years.
Regarding these attacks, consider that:
We don’t want to be alarmist but simply want to highlight that the awareness of your surroundings is a habit that should not be limited by time and place. Assailants have their own agendas and reasons (the why) and these don’t adhere to our notions of safe times and places.