The following safety tips were provided in the article:
Ways to protect yourself from becoming a victim of a sexual assault:
Don't walk or jog by yourself.
Carry a cell phone.
Let someone know where you are going, the route you are taking and when you expect to return.
Stay in well-populated areas.
Always be aware of your surroundings.
If you think you are being followed or are in danger, get to a place with lights and people.
Sources: San Diego County Sheriff's Department, California Attorney General's Office.