Real Answers Safe Selling Part 3 of 26 The Timeline of a Crime from Real Safe Agent on Vimeo.

In addition to the violent, professional and opportunistic types of criminals there are two additional types of individuals you may run into that are worth mentioning; and in both cases the meeting is premeditated, however the crime (if it occurs) is not.

Obsessed Individuals

• Individual has specifically targeted you as a result of an obsession
• Is likely having fantasies about you, typically romantic in nature
• Will typically exhibit stalking behavior
• Fantasizing about you and stalking you provides a “high”, meeting you takes the “high” to the next level.
• Will likely come across as more interested in you than the property

Social Outcast

• Individual has chosen you at random
• Social interaction is the motivation for the meeting
• Will likely be socially awkward
• The meeting will likely be uncomfortable, but appropriate
• Very rarely results in any type of crime

What is the timeline of a crime?

If you understand all the steps involved in the timeline of a crime then you can take steps to deter or prevent the crime from happening in the first place.

o Initial Focus
o Superficial research
o Personal research
o Fantasy
o Choose a site
o Devise a plan and isolate victim
o Stage setting