The Prevalence Of Sexual Assault Against Women On Campus

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If you are the parent of a current or soon to be, female college student, then you need to listen up. The University experience is supposed to be about growth and development but it’s also a place where an alarming number of female students will become victims of a sexual assault on campus.

A US Justice Department report titled “The Sexual Victimization of College Students” found that over 20 percent of college women are the victim of rape or attempted rape each year in the United States. The likelihood that a female college student will be the victim of an attempted or completed rape is 1 in 20.

Many assume that sexual assaults are crimes of opportunity committed by strangers, but this is an incorrect assumption. The Justice Department report titled “Sexual Assault on Campus: What Colleges and Universities Are Doing About It” found that over 80% of sexual assaults at colleges are perpetrated by someone known to the victim, not strangers.

Freshmen and sophomore women face a much higher prevalence of sexual assault then upperclassmen. In fact, an article titled “An Examination of Sexual Violence Against College Women” reports that of the college females reporting sexual assault over 80% occurred as underclassmen.

Young women living in a Sorority House are three times more likely to be a sex assault victim then their peers living off campus. Females living on-campus were at a higher risk, nearly two times that of those who live off-campus. This is according to a report published in the “Journal of Studies on Alcohol”.

Sadly less than 5 percent of attempted or completed rapes are reported. This is according to the DOJ report “The Sexual Victimization of College Women”. Many victims likely feel it was their fault. Others may feel no one will believe them. Still others, fear retaliation from the assailant.

Truth is, sexual assault is one of the most under reported crimes in America. If a sexual act was not consensual, meaning that the victim did not consent or have the capacity to consent, then sexual assault or rape occurred. The only way to reduce the prevalence of these horrific crimes is through awareness and education. It starts with you and me.

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Sabre Red Crossfire MK 4 More Bang For the Buck

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Sabre Red Crossfire MK 4

Why should you buy Sabre Red Crossfire MK 4?

There are several reasons.

1. The first and most important is that it provides an effective means of self-defense for everyone who uses it. A defensive spray can incapacitate an assailant for as long as 45 minutes by causing extreme pain, excessive tearing of the eyes and makes breathing very difficult.

2. The fact that it comes out as gel disbursement method means that it holds up better in windy or rainy conditions. This is an important consideration since most applications of the defensive sprays are outdoors. When it is used in indoors, there is less chance of cross-contamination by hitting non-intended targets.

3. The Sabre Red Crossfire MK 4 fires continuously from any angle which increases target acquisition rates. This is an important consideration because most targets are dynamic as opposed to standing still (static).

4. This MK4 model contains one third more product than the MK 3 version, which means you get more bang for the buck.

5. It contains 32 half second shots with an effective range up to 20 feet nearly 50% further than most competitive pepper sprays. The Sabre MK 3 contains only 20 half second shots.

6. It is made out of the famous Sabre Red formula and contains 1.33% major capsaicinoids, the true measure of hotness of a pepper spray.

7. It is Taser/ECD compatible. Sabre brand defensive sprays are few on the market that are Taser compatible. It is just one of the reasons why it is favored by so many law enforcement agencies who all carry Taser guns.

And our online store has a good selection of all Sabre defensive sprays including the Sabre Red Crossfire MK 4. When you are looking for self-defense products need look no further than our online store.

What Makes Sabre Red Crossfire MK 3 So Versatile

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The SABRE Red Crossfire MK 3 pepper spray is American-made. It contains a large amount of Major Capsaicinoids in its formula, making it unique from any other pepper spray on the market. Major Capsaicinoids (MC) produce the pain and heat that individuals feel when sprayed and are the only true measure of a pepper spray’s strength. The SABRE Spitfire pepper spray contains approximately four times the amount of MCs found in those commonly used by law enforcement officials. That is why it is so effective. Man oh man is it hot!

The Sabre Red Crossfire MK 3 uses the famous 10% concentration of oleoresin capsicum Sabre red formula. It contains 20 half second shots up to as much as 20 feet away. It has a five year shelf life longer than any other brand of pepper spray on the market. It was the first brand of pepper spray to be nonflammable and Taser or ECD safe. It uses a ballistic stream spray pattern which decreases blowback. It has a fliptop safety cap to prevent accidental discharge.

The Sabre Red Crossfire MK 3 uses third-generation technology which allows Sabre OC canisters to fire continuously from any position. The fact is very few assailants or subjects stay static. In real life situation for police officers, aggressive and non-compliant behavior often results in subject countermeasures to avoid officer control and restraint. When that escalation gets to the point that calls for the use of pepper spray, subjects will frequently move, duck or attempt to block the spray. In the case of a pursuit, the officer cannot ask the target to stand still. When dynamic encounters ensue, the officer’s task of gaining control becomes increasingly difficult. SABRE Red Crossfire MK 3 was specifically developed to give officers the upper-hand when controlling dynamic subjects.That is why it is so versatile.

As a bonus SABRE Red Crossfire MK 3 contains an invisible UV marking dye that enables assailant identification after they have been sprayed.

Civilian Sabre Defensive Sprays Are They The Best?

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Sabre brand defensive sprays is a name that may not be familiar to you. One of the reasons for that may be because most of their customers are law enforcement organizations both in the United States and foreign countries. The United States Federal Bureau of Prisons, the NYPD, the Department of Defense, the New Zealand National Police, Scandinavian Police forces and other top organizations of law enforcers around the globe are all customers.

The 39 year-old company’s slogan is “making grown men cry since 1975.” The family owned company specializes in pepper sprays and safety products. Their stated goal is to provide the safest and most effective personal pepper sprays. Civilian Sabre defensive sprays are the same ones that law enforcement officials buy. That should give you an indication of the effectiveness of the civilian Sabre defensive sprays. Are they the best?

Let’s take a look at why we think they might be. When you are in the market to purchase a defensive spray, you want the one that is the most effective-usually a measure of the hotness of the spray. The problem is almost everyone uses a different measure of hotness.

Most companies use Scoville heat units or SHUs as a standard while others use a percentage of oleoresin capsicum. Those measurements are relative but can be misleading. Sabre brand defensive sprays are the only manufacturer that we know of that uses “major capsaicinoids as their standard for hotness. Major Capsaicinoids (MC) are the true heat bearing and pain producing components which measure the strength of the entire pepper spray formulation. The MCs are the only true measure of pepper spray pungency.”

Thus civilian Sabre defensive sprays, in our humble opinion, are the best for the simple reason that they are the hottest and come in a wide variety of disbursement methods including pepper gel and colors including pink which women love.

Domestic Violence Plan Announced

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This is a news story about how government officials, community partners courts, law enforcement and local communities and team together to announce the implementation of a comprehensive Domestic Violence Plan.

Domestic Violence is a growing problem across the nation. It is the leading cause of injury to women-more than car accidents, muggings, and rapes combined and the 7th leading cause of death. Over one in four women are victims of domestic violence.

The purpose of the plan is to “reduce the incidence of domestic violence and eliminate domestic violence homicides is based on a plan modeled after the successful practices of other communities where domestic homicides have been reduced to near zero.”

The plan is intended to improve communication and a clear focus on the mission to send a message that domestic violence is not tolerated. “The plan also includes the use of electronic monitoring that can track the offender 24/7 and alert the victim and law enforcement if the offender goes near the victim, allowing the victim time to implement her safety plan.”

Ankle bracelets have been standard practice in many communities with great success.

Women who are in a domestic abuse relationship should have an escape plan formulated as part of your exit strategy and all women should carry a self-defense product with them such as a pepper spray or stun gun.

One of the best ways to defend against assaults even domestic abuse assaults is with a self-defense product such as our Crossfire Gel Spray. which has an effective range of 20 feet and because the spray is concentrated gel there is less likely contamination when used indoors as in a domestic violence situation

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Women Joggers At Risk

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This is a story from Australia where a sexual predator has been assaulting Women Joggers.

The perpetrator attacks from behind in the dark and has worn a hood in each incident.

“Officers are have increased patrols in the Newport and Yarraville areas after three women were grabbed from behind and indecently assaulted while jogging between 6am and 8am over the past two weeks.

All three were wearing headphones at the time and are aged between 20 and 30, police say.

Detective Sergeant Kerr said in each case the woman’s scream had scared the attacker off.

Police believe there may be other people out there who have been approached by this man.

Detective Sergeant Kerr encouraged women to keep jogging, but urged caution when jogging with headphones in.

Women are particularly vulnerable when they’re out jogging, walking or cycling because usually they are by themselves and are distracted which makes them perfect targets for perverts.

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Pickpocket Safety Tips

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Here is a valuable safety tip from ABC’s Good Morning America on how to avoid Pickpockets.

“It can happen in a split second. A shopper leaves a purse open in a shopping cart and turns away for a moment, perhaps to browse the shelves or try a free sample, or maybe she’s distracted by her phone, but that’s all a pickpocket needs to reach into her purse and snag her wallet.

The distracted, rushed world we live in makes shoppers easy prey, said Bob Arno, an expert in pickpocketing who advises law enforcement on how to catch crooks red-handed.

“The thieves analyze you very well,” he said. “They are like a school of fish swimming and they’ll subtly watch for the weakest victim. … The one who is not paying attention.”

Another classic pickpocket move, Arno said, is to work in pairs, where one person distracts the victim, while the other swoops in and does the stealing.

In surveillance video a man is seen getting the clerk’s attention, and while the clerk’s back is turned, the man’s partner, standing in line behind a woman, waits for her to look away from her purse and swipes her wallet.

Arno offered a few tips to prevent people from becoming pickpocketing victims.

1. Don’t Be Distracted Just Because Someone Appears Trustworthy

Most pickpocketing instances are crimes of opportunity, Arno said.
“It’s more about [people] not paying attention. … Victims make it easy for the thief,” he said. “[Thieves] all say they love the person who is lackadaisical. They can practically smell them.”

2. If It’s Easy for You to Get Into, It’s Easy for Thieves Too

Instead of leaving your purse or backpack in the cart or hanging off a chair at a restaurant, Arno suggested carrying it under your arm or keeping it in front of you.

“If I’m feeling at all threatened I have it up front,” he said.

3. Keep Everything in Your Line of Sight

Never, ever leave your purse or bag in the shopping cart and walk away from it, Arno said. It will make you a prime target.”

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Sexual Assault On College Campuses

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This is an article out of a magazine that caters to teenagers about sexual assaults on college campuses. You can read the whole story HERE.

We have been writing this topic for close to 10 years now, but it’s finally starting to get some traction in support all the way up to the White House was Pres. Obama calling on schools across the country to address the problem. He created a task force known as the White House Council on women and girls.

At the same time that was happening there was a series of reports that begin to surface about sexual assaults that were handled poorly by the administrations of some of the nation’s most prestigious schools. The reports painted a grim picture of the problem on the national level. Of course, this isn’t news to many students. In fact, some have been working diligently within their schools for years in an effort to raise awareness about sexual assault and the struggles between victims and administrators.

“It’s positive and powerful that there’s now federal language specifically addressing sexual violence, because the prevalence and nature of these crimes requires specialized attention and was not adequately addressed by existing violent crime law.”

There have been many attempts over the years to legislate a solution. Many students have come to realize that they are the answer not the federal government.

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Teen Dating Abuse Study Findings

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This is a story about Teen Dating Abuse the subject of a meeting of the American Psychological Association. Among other things presented at the meeting was this statistic; more than a third of teen guys and girls say they’ve been physically, emotionally or sexually abused in their dating relationships, according to new, unpublished data from a nationwide survey.

They want to teach younger children and teens how to have healthier relationships. But as they seek to understand why so many young people hit, demean or force sex on their partners, much remains unclear.

Some studies suggest they are and that girls may even be more likely than boys to lash out physically. Girls were more likely to say they had physically abused their partners; boys were “much more likely” to say they had sexually abused someone, the association says. But it did not provide specific numbers on those differences.

The survey also found that 29% of girls and 24% of guys said they had been both victims and abusers, in the same or different relationships.

Both behaviors are often “about establishing dominance,” she says. The results suggest there is a “violence trajectory” and “if it’s not addressed, it will escalate.”

While programs at school and elsewhere in communities may help, families can play a central role.DUH! Teens, like adults, sometimes have trouble recognizing that they are in an abusive relationship, experts say.

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Hurdle In Domestic Violence

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Domestic violence in a relationship is about as difficult a situation to handle as any. It is fraught with hurdles. This story is about one Domestic Violence Hurdle that typifies the problems with domestic violence.

It essentially talks about police involvement.

“When a police officer responds to a (domestic violence) call, the first thing he or she does is to separate the people involved and try to piece together what happened. The officers then attempt to discover who the main aggressor is in the situation. Ninety-nine percent of the time, that person is the male, but he and other officers have also seen females who instigate the violence.

Many times the victims of domestic violence do not cooperate with the police. Whether it’s because they are still in love with the aggressor or because the aggressor is the victim’s only source of income, there are many victims who do not want to press charges against their abusers and will not testify against them in court.

The question then becomes why do so many victims back away from filing charges when the police show up? Why do women choose to stay with their abusers rather than go out on their own and live a violence free life?

Research shows that it can take as many as seven attempts to leave a domestic violence situation before they actually leave.

Among the many internal and external factors play a role in the person’s choice to remain in an abusive situation are threats made against the victim or family members, cultural or religious beliefs, and a lack of resources such as a place to live or access to a stable income. Internally, the most consistent thing is that they suffer from poor self-image and confidence, which is what the abuser preys on.

The question for so many women is it easier to stay and put up with the abuse or leave? It is not easy to leave.
There are ways to identify the signs before it gets out of control, and there are plenty of resources if you’re feeling scared or alone.

Among many other things women need are nonlethal self-defense weapons.

This Sabre Pepper Spray is on a keychain and has a range of 10 feet with a ballistic stream delivery which reduces the chance for blowback.

Feedback on these posts is appreciated. Please share your experience. We want to hear your thoughts.

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Scotland Dog Attacks Double

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Here’s a story from the daily record in the United Kingdom, which reports the number of Dog Attacks in Scotland where most victims requiring hospital treatment has doubled in the last 15 years. Most of the victims are children, leaving citizens screaming for action.

“The daily record newspaper called on the Scottish Government to take action after a spate of horrific attacks on children.”

The newspaper campaign is calling for:

1. The return of dog licensing, with stringent suitability tests for prospective dog owners.

2. Dog wardens to police the new system, funded through the cost of the license.

3. Mandatory micro-chipping of all dogs to keep proper track of all animals to encourage responsible ownership.

Dog attacks and dog bites are not just a problem in the United States where over 5 million people are attacked every year and close to 1 million of them requiring hospitalization.

Have you ever been attacked or bitten by a dog? Feel free to share your experience with us. Would a dog defensive spray have helped?

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Sabre Pepper Spray-The New Police Standard In New Zealand

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“New Zealand Police look set to buy thousands of canisters of a potent new pepper spray that is more than six times stronger than the one currently used.

Sabre Red from America looks just like the old spray on the police tool belt, but is more likely to stop offenders in their tracks.

“Our current spray, which we’ve been using for over ten years now, we’ve seen a leveling off in its effectiveness,” said Inspector Jason Ross.

A trial of the new spray has just wrapped up in the Bay of Plenty. It has been used to douse almost one person each day over the past six months.

“It’s been used about 150 times throughout the trial and feedback – anecdotal feedback – so far is very positive,” Mr Ross said.”

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“Around 9,000 canisters of pepper spray are currently in circulation nationwide with police, but it is one of the lowest strengths available.

The spray currently used is just 10 times stronger than the Tabasco sauce you can get at the supermarket, compared to the new one, which is more than 60 times stronger.

The sting after being hit with the new spray lasts much longer, and it leaves a red mark on its target, which can be washed off.

Police Association president Greg O’Connor said the roll-out of the new spray is just New Zealand catching up.

“There is now a better product, and it means police don’t need to go further up the tactical framework, which means tasers and ultimately firearms,” he said.

Until the data from the trial is analyzed police cannot say if anyone was injured, but overall the new spray appears a lot more effective.

Police are also trying out a gel, which is more effective than a spray in bad weather.”

Now you can get the same Sabre Crossfire Spray that the New Zealand Police Department will be using. Sabre Red, in the United States, is one of the most popular self-defense products that women use for their personal safety and personal security.

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Nebraska Dog Bites Have Strict Liability

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In Nebraska, dog owners are liable for any and all damages to anyone except a trespasser under a statutory strict liability.

Nebraska law sets forth dog bite liability. As dogs are personal property for all intents and purposes, the owner of a dog is liable for any and all damages that could accrue (1) to any person other than a trespasser by reason of having been bitten by such dog or dogs and (2) to any person, firm, or corporation by reason of such dog or dogs killing, wounding, injuring, worrying or chasing any person or persons or any sheep or other domestic animals belonging to such person. Owners become strictly liable for the actions of their dogs.

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Nebraska’s strict liability statute on dog attacks and dog bites allows for recovery for damages without a showing of negligence on the part of the owner. If you have been bitten by a dog, make sure you file a dog bite report with the Nebraska Humane Society.

The best way you can defend against the dog attack is with a self-defense product such as this Sabre Brand Protector Dog Spray that contains as many as 25 bursts up to 15 feet away.

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Man Arrested In Connection With Three Assaults On Women In Bronx

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Police have arrested a man in connection with three assaults on women in the Bronx, two of which happened on the same day.

Calvin Presinal, 28, is in custody and charged with rape, assault and strangulation.

He is also being charged in connection with an incident on August 5, when he allegedly choked a 21-year-old girl until she passed out.

The other two happened on August 30.

Read the whole story HERE.

According to police, an 18-year-old woman was walking near Sedgwick and Bailey Avenues when she says a man grabbed her from behind and began choking her.

About 20 minutes later on Park View Place, police say Presinal grabbed and choked a 24-year-old woman.

He ran when she fought him off.

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WHO-Sexual Assaults Against Women-“Epidemic”

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The World Health Organization or W.H.O. which is an arm of the UN released a report recently that called sexual assaults against women “epidemic”

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The World Health Organization has concluded that violence and sexual assaults against women has reached a worldwide “epidemic.”

According to a report from the UN’s World Health Organization, abuses against women – including violence and sexual assault – have become a disturbing “epidemic” worldwide.

The study found that physical and sexual abuse impacts over a third of female populations globally.

Of course, this comes as no shock to readers of this blog. We have been reporting sexual assaults against women for years. It seems no place is safe from sexual assault. Women who are in colleges or universities have a 25% chance of being assaulted; domestic violence is an all time high and fully 9 out of every 10 assaults is against a woman.

One of the best ways that women can defend themselves against an assault is with one of our Mace Pepper Sprays or the popular Sabre Brand Pepper Sprays. They are two of our most popular premium pepper spray lines and can disable an assailant for as much as 45 minutes.

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