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Survey shows 32% of British women don't feel safe walking alone at night – compared to just 13% of men

By Rory Fitzgerald, Director, European Social Survey, City, University of London
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The recent disappearance of Sarah Everard in London has led to searching conversations about the safety of women in the United Kingdom. It prompted many women to share their own stories of feeling constrained in moving around in their local area. CCTV footage of Everard before she vanished was a reminder for many women and a wake up call for many men.

And indeed, data shows that 32% of women in the UK feel unsafe or very unsafe when walking alone in their local area at night. Meanwhile, only 13%…


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