General Safety Tips
Although general property crime statistics have been decreasing in Hawaii over the years, it still happens on a daily basis in our islands. Criminals don’t discriminate and anyone can become a victim at any time. HawaiiUSA wants to remind our members to be vigilant when handling money and valuables in public. Here are some general safety tips to help you stay safe:
- Don’t carry large sums of cash. Never display any cash in public.
- If you do carry cash, don’t carry any more than is necessary. Most stores accept checks, credit cards and debit cards.
- If you must carry valuables like important papers, jewelry, cash, etc., choose to wear clothes with inside pockets or use a small bag with a long thin strap that can be worn under your coat or clothes.
- Beware of pickpockets, especially in crowded areas. Thieves often work in pairs. One may bump you or distract you, while the other is picking your pocket.
- Never leave valuables unattended even with people you think you know.
It is always a good idea to be aware of your surroundings. Criminals are opportunistic. They will usually wait for an opportunity to take advantage of a victim who is unaware and not paying attention.
These tips are provided to help our members protect their valuable assets and themselves.