Problem

Personal physical insecurity of women

Other Names:
Fear of violence by women
Risk of violence to women
Incidence:
According to the British Crime Survey one in five women felt "very unsafe" walking outside at night. Yet fewer than one in 70 women claimed to have been attacked in 1988. For stranded women drivers in the UK , the risk of being knocked down by a passing car is more likely than attack.
Broader Problems:
Personal physical insecurity
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
02.12.1999 – 00:00 CET