It's a woman's worst nightmare, and for some, that nightmare has become reality.
We've recently told you about several alleged sexual assaults that have happened in Bryan and College Station.
You may remember the woman who claims she was abducted by three men while jogging along Southwest Parkway and raped.
Police say that case is still under investigation, meaning three criminals are still on the loose.
That's why we wanted to find out what we all can do to stay safe.
Some tips may seem obvious, but they can be life-savers.
"If something doesn't seem right, then you need to get out of it," Janice Kemp with the College Station Police Department said.
Experts say in most cases, people know when something bad is about to happen.
"If you hear or see something that seems suspicious and if it makes you stop and take a second look, or you think that doesn't seem right, then call the police and let us check it out," Kemp said.
Other safety rules to live by include: Always be aware of your surroundings, go out with a group because safety really is in numbers, show people that you're confident, and when you're at home lock your doors and windows.
"We're growing in this community and with growth there comes some pain, and some of the pains of growth might be increase in different crimes," Kemp said.
So, before heading out ask yourself "What if?"
"What if I was attacked, what would I do?"
That question and little practice, just may save your life.
Another tip is to call police immediately when you think something is wrong. Officials tell us that people often call boyfriends or parents first, that don't even live in the area. Calling police first, could prevent a scary situation from becoming worse.
For more tips on how to stay safe, click on the link below.
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