Will you let a home invader tie you & your wife up? Would you let a carjacker pull you out the car while your kids are in the back? Will you let a couple muggers separate you from your girlfriend?
You do NOT have to pay attention everywhere you go. Watching out for crime is important, and a smart thing to do, but crime is mostly limited to specific places. If you’re not in those areas, you get to chill out.
There’s a “nice” video compilation of hijackings in South Africa. There are some important lessons we can learn from this.