Don't move about in public to able to be seen on their radar. Today, if someone puts themselves out there in the public [ grocery shopping, gassing at the pump, just driving in public, school functions if you have kids, etc ] you name it, if it's in a public setting there's a chance for trouble to brew over into your lap during or coming and going to same. The chances of becoming a radar blip on some asshats radar screen is higher than it's been in previous decades.
If it's difficult to stay or one can't be guaranteed staying off BG's radar as they engage the world in public settings no matter what how they try to negate the potential, there's a chance one will become a statistic [ assault/robbery stat ].
So if you engage in the world in public, it's nearly impossible to not be a blip on someone's radar screen at one time or another as a potential vic. Better have some forethought as to what you personally can do to defend yourself, and a modicum of talent to use various tools [ including your own body ] to extricate oneself from the radar screen.
At 70, my mentality is to be as grey as possible, and if that doesn't work and trouble finds me again anyway, the game being played will not be the same game played when I was much younger. For me, the world today appears to move past me much slower, but trouble seemed to always move at warp speed. I doubt that's changed much in the 20 years I've been out of the street games.
“Be prepared, son. That's my motto
. Be prepared.”