- No security when the property owner knows about risks of attacks
- Past attacks and no attempt at making the property safer
- Poor or damaged lighting
- Unlocked or broken gates or doors
- Untrained or poorly trained security guards
- Security guards not making appropriate rounds
BUSINESSES MUST BE SAFE FOR CUSTOMERS AND GUESTS.
Business and property owners are required by Florida law to provide a safe location for their customers, visitors and guests. If the owners fail to do so, they may face civil action for negligent security. Generally, there is no duty to protect against a crime committed by a third person. However, Florida law extends the duty to protect against foreseeable criminal acts, which are any acts that the owner could have taken reasonable measures to prevent.
The criminal assailant may not be the only one responsible for incidents such as:
- Criminal assault
- Attack with a knife, gun or other weapons
- Rape or sexual assault
- Other violence