- Most of the traffic lights will not be functioning, and thus, there will be many more car accidents.
- There also will be more road rage, carjacking, and maybe even looting.
- All of these events will become the first priority of the police, and crimes against individuals will have either long police response times, or no responses at all.
In the interest of crime prevention, preppers must change some of their habits, at least until the power is restored. For example, preppers should:
- Stay out of the cities, if possible, especially at night.
- Substitute hanging bells on doorknobs to compensate for electronic burglar alarms that will soon not be working.
- Avoid flashing any big money bills in public and dress down so as not to display any expensive jewelry that might motivate criminals to follow preppers home.
- Unite with neighbors to watch each others’ backs.
- Pepare muggers’ wallets with token and fake wealth in them, and put most of their money in money belts or in fanny packs.
- Find a way to exercise in their houses.
- Be especially courteous and obedient while following any lawful orders from the police who will be under great pressure and stress.
Preppers should continue all of the crime prevention habits they always have followed, and they also should begin practicing, at least during the power blackout, all of the crime prevention advice that, in the past, seemed to them to be too much of a bother for them to practice. In short, preppers need to eliminate any bad habits they have tolerated in their crime prevention behavior.
Have you or anyone you know ever been through a power blackout? What was your experience or their experience with crime during this blackout? Please comment below.