Think about the women in your life. Now, think about who they're in a relationship with. Is that person capable of hurting someone you love dearly? World-renowned security expert Gavin de Becker says you don't need a weapon to protect your loved ones—or yourself—from violence. You just need to open your eyes.

Take Gavin's assessment to help determine if your loved one is at risk.

The Gift of Fear author has advised everyone from the CIA to presidents and world leaders about staying safe. Now, he has a message for everyone about violent crimes committed against women—they are predictable, preventable and often committed by someone they know.

Get the warning signs.

"When you look at the 3,100-odd women who are killed each year in America, the majority of those are by a husband or boyfriend," Gavin says. "In fact, if police detectives come upon the body of a murdered woman ... it is more likely than not to be a husband, ex-husband, boyfriend or ex-boyfriend that did the homicide."


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