Well, the police are fully engaged...dedicating themselves to stopping violence and helping the neighborhood feel safe again. They suggest that "whatever you do, comply with what the robbers want because whatever you have is not worth being shot over."
Lie back and think of England, ladies.
UPDATE: Joe Huffman, via email, says the cops are giving the worst possible advice to avoid injury - and has the stats to prove it! (of course.)
Having a gun is consistently the safest course of action when someone is confronted by a criminal. Research by academics such as Gary Kleck and Larry Southwick have used the National Crime Victimization Survey, which surveys about 100,000 to 150,000 people each year, to directly measure how different types of victim reactions impact the probability that they will be injured by the attack. The data from the 1990s indicated that the probability of an injury after self protection with a gun is 3.6 percent; for running or driving away, 5.4 percent; screaming, 12.6 percent; threaten without weapon, 13.6 percent; and passive behavior, 55.2 percent.(Source here)