With robberies up 41 percent in the Mission District this year, now is a good a time as any to brush up on some (mostly) common sense strategies to help avoid becoming a victim.

The Bold Italic published this handy illustrated guide earlier this month that goes over 12 tips that range from the very basic (avoid walking and texting) to the more creative (“The student launches into a rousing recitation of the many uses of lug nuts as he slips off his backpack in case he needs it to block the knife. Curious onlookers soon gather and the attacker leaves in a cloud of swear words.”)

Check it out, and let us know in the comments below if you have any creative strategies for staying safe.

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