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It is undeniable that crime’s rates are rising. With the economic crisis and soaring prices, more and more people opt for crime life and Criminal law cases keep on piling up in courts. Businesses running self-defense products are more buoyant than ever, since personal defense products are for a lot of people a safety net against being assaulted on the street.
It is estimated that it takes only 7 seconds for a criminal to choose a potential victim. With experience, they assess the situation, possible scenarios, and the person walking toward them in such a short period; and based on this assessment, they make a move.
This happens without giving their victims the chance to pull out their personal self-defense devices and techniques. Moreover, they pay attention to certain details in people in order to choose the right victim for them.
In the 80ies, there was a study that addressed the very same topic we are talking about. Experts in psychology made a videotape of pedestrians in a busy street in New York. Then, the videos were shown to people with criminal records in assaulting other people who are unknown to them.
The criminals were then asked to point out potential victims of their crimes on a scale of 1 to 10. The data showed that criminals can run an analysis and determine the people that can be easily controlled.