Generally speaking, researchers and policy makers alike, characterise fear as a destructive force, interfering with full participation in everyday life in civilised society. Many people for example avoid certain sections of the city or a neighbourhood, hesitating to frequent shops, theatres, pubs or sports events because they are anxious about their personal safety. Moreover, worrying about being attacked or having their homes invaded by burglars causes an exceptional amount of stress for certain groups, especially the elderly and women. These people have had crime prevention and fear reduction techniques specially designed for them