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Victim Resources

Below are safety tips and resources for victims of sexual assault. The Long Beach Police Department encourages anyone who has been a victim of sexual assault to report it by calling Police Dispatch at (562) 435-6711 or call 9-1-1 for emergencies.

Victim Resource Guide:

Sexual Assault Survivor’s Bill of Rights:

Safety Tips for Preventing Assault:

Personal Safety – At work, home or on the go

  • Always practice situational awareness. Be aware of your surroundings and the people around you
  • Trust your “gut instincts.” If a person, place or situation makes you uneasy or fearful, avoid or leave it immediately
  • Park in well-lighted areas whenever possible and approach your vehicle with keys in-hand 
  • When walking at night, use busier, well-lighted walkways and avoid alleys 
  • When walking to your vehicle at night, avoid walking alone. Walk with friends or trusted acquaintances, and check the floor and rear seat of your vehicle before entering
  • Avoid using electronic devices that may distract you when walking, like cell phones and headphones, and avoid listening to music when walking alone 
  • Avoid being alone in isolated locations. If someone is leading you toward a secluded area, try to get away as quickly as possible 
  • If you feel you are being followed, move to a well-lighted area, get the attention of others, and call
  • Always keep doors and windows to your residence locked, especially when you are not home or asleep
  • Avoid drinking alcohol to the point of intoxication and be aware of date rape drugs
  • Communicate consent clearly and do not give someone the chance to violate your boundaries. If necessary, respond physically by pushing them away and scream, “No!”
  • Immediately report suspicious activity or persons to the proper authorities

Online Safety

  • Be cautious about revealing any personal information, including sharing photos, over the Internet or dating apps
  • When creating online accounts and profiles, choose a username that does not include your real name or other identifying information, and consider using different email addresses, profile pictures, and strong passwords to help protect your privacy, identity, and safety
  • Don’t advertise your location, parties or gatherings on social media when the public can access the information
  • To find out what information is available about you online, you can search for full name online or use privacy checking services

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