By Lars Dalseide | February 22 2011 13:40

From in Idaho Falls, Idaho:

Refuse To Be A Victim Idaho Falls Teaches: Refuse To Be A Victim

If you are at home when a criminal gains entry, there is a one and three chance of becoming a victim of violence, according to a study by the U.S. Department of Justice. But there is a new program in the area teaching people about safety, it's called Refuse To Be A Victim.

In order to prevent crimes, you need to be aware of your surroundings so you can avoid dangerous situations. "I think the issue is that people need to understand we are living in a more dangerous world," said Larry Taylor, Director of Operations for Snake River Firearm Instructors.

"It is easy to say we live in Idaho Falls, or Newdale, or Rexburg and this kind of stuff doesn't happen here. But the reality of it is, is that it does. It happens frequently. We don't always hear about it, and it is getting worse, I think," said Zeb Graham, SRFI and seminar counselor.

Zeb Graham is the Regional Counselor for Refuse To Be A Victim and a masters firearms instructor. Last fall, he contacted the National Rifle Association, which has been doing this program for more than 20 years.

"I said hey this is a program we would like to bring to southeast Idaho, we don't have anything like it. I think it would be a good spot for it. So I went through them and they certified me," said Graham. The program teaches students how to protect themselves from becoming a victim of crime.

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