With crime at an all time high in Cape Town, and a number of violent and petty crimes taking place daily, police have provided the following safety tips when a kidnapping or hijacking is taking place: Do: . Follow the instructions given by the perpetrators to avoid conflict; . Try to maintain your pride, dignity and self-respect; . Keep your brain active by playing games in your mind and daydreaming; . Eat food provided by the captor; . Maintain a sense of humour; . Remain orientated regarding your movements, directions, time and place; . Maintain a routine and remain fit; . Allow yourself to be led by your captors and follow instructions; . Remain cool and calm and . Fall flat and remain down. Do not: . Become panic stricken or hysterical during a high-stress situation; . Offer any form of resistance; . Become abusive or aggressive; . Threaten or provoke the captors; . Try to be a hero; . Argue with the captors; . Engage in whispered conversations; . Use foreign concepts of language; . Make any demands; . Be sympathetic towards their cause; . Try to escape because this could place you at risk.