Safety tips for last-minute holiday shoppers

How to not be an easy target for criminals

POSTED: 11:35 AM Dec 17 2013   UPDATED: 11:35 AM Dec 17 2013
ABILENE, Texas -

The National Crime Prevention Council wants to remind holiday shoppers to be on guard.

Crimes tends to go up around the holiday season.

This is due to shoppers carrying around more cash and credit cards, as well as being bogged down with all those bags of valuables.

This got KTXS thinking about what you can do to ensure your safety while you're out there finishing up your holiday shopping.

We'll have all the facts and helpful tips for you Wednesday on KTXS This Morning.