A violent crime occurs every 12 seconds in America. A woman is raped every 46 seconds. There are an average 16,000 murders per day. Nearly half of all violent crimes occur within one mile of the victim's own home, seemingly safe places like grocery parking lots, office garages and public restrooms. These are startling statistics. But the good news is that knowledge is power. And one of the most important things you can do to protect yourself is to increase your knowledge, skills and abilities as it pertains to personal protection. The life you save may be your own.