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    Safety on the island?

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    Hey Guys,

    As an incoming student on the island, i'm curious about people's thoughts and opinions on safety on the rock? campus is generally safe but i've read that incidents do occur on campus? isn't SGU gated and guarded?
    how bad is it off campus? i heard the incidents are getting more violent. is that true?

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    please do a search...this has been discussed extensively...and recently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GLOBALMED View Post
    Don't be stupid and you will be safe. Crime is a process of natural selection. More specifically don't leave valuables alone publicly if you don't want them to be stolen. Don't walk home alone at night, rather take a cab or go with a group....and since you are new the search button as mentioned above is located in the blue banner on your screen. All the best, and don't stress about crime too much rather focus on your studies.
    OP's concerns are very valid. Without being on campus, when you hear horror stories about crime, your concerns get raised ten folds. And even if you take those precautions as you mentioned, alot could still go wrong. Don't repeat the obvious ! Let the thread die...
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    Wherever you go, even in the states (or wherever you are from) you have to be careful. There's security on campus so you shouldn't have a problem there. Just be smart about your decisions. I'm sure you will be fine!

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    One place you definately need to avoid is the sugar mill,especially fish and chick.The place is dangerous,and is swarming with people trying to sell illegal drugs.Avoid this place at all costs.

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    Is it better to avoid making eye contact when say walking alone as a group of native guys approaches you?
    Some cultures have a thing for staring.

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    Double Post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PoorMigrant View Post
    Is it better to avoid making eye contact when say walking alone as a group of native guys approaches you?
    Some cultures have a thing for staring.
    Don't stare, but don't look like you're waiting to be pounced on at any moment either.
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    Reminds me of a time, when my friend got robbed while walking just parallel to me and without me realizing. He looked scared, didn't make eye contact, and ran around at the sight of the 2 individuals approaching him. I thought that they were friends, because they said hi to them and he said 'Hi' in reply. Little did I know that they had robbed him while he was behind my eye level (he ran back). I chased them, but they disappeared into the crowd after awhile.
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