Serious assaults by complete strangers on people going about their normal day to day business are fairly uncommon. Factors that increase an individuals’ risk of becoming a statistic include; being in an abusive relationship, being young and male (particularly when linked to alcohol consumption), having a confrontational driving style, being part of a youth group or ‘gang’ and involvement in crime, particularly drug supply. Those not included in the above are at less risk.
Whilst much of the preventive advice is similar to that for street robbery, it is not possible to cover it all here. Those wishing to know more should check the crime prevention links.