Women Against Crime


Women Against Crime is a free program teaching ways to avoid and prevent danger by being able to recognize and divert threatening situations. The program addresses ways to diffuse potentially dangerous events and how to fight back effectively when necessary. Inner confidence is the ultimate survival strategy. Confidence is built from the belief that you are worth protecting and the knowledge that you can resist an attack and win. This brings inner strength and new opportunities as well as a feeling of safety. Women can take power into their own hands and lives by saying: "No matter what happens, I'll do my best. I will be a survivor, not a victim."


This program was created by Albuquerque Police Lieutenant Trish Hoffman in 2001 with the goal of educating women about safety awareness. This is a free 10 week course, provided 3 times a year and covers topics such as sexual assault, domestic violence, burglary and larceny, drugs, gangs, and much more. WAC is offered to women ages 16 years and older.


Women Against Crime is a copyrighted program belonging to Lt. Trish Hoffman of the Albuquerque Police Department and may not be reproduced without permission. 

For more information on the history of Women Against Crime and its founder, visit womenagainstcrime.com