Are you afraid to walk alone?

@winterose (39917)
Canada
December 13, 2008 1:50pm CST
I love montreal, and I am not afraid to walk the streets alone at night, are you afraid to walk the streets where you live if so why, please don't forget to tell me where you live.
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@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
13 Dec 08
I live in Corpus Christi, Texas and there are parts of town here where I don't even feel comfortable in a car and being with other people too so forget about walking. Other places are ok but now days you just never know. I live on a short street, not many houses and it is ok to walk alone on even at night.
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@winterose (39917)
• Canada
13 Dec 08
well at least you can walk and feel safe around your home and that is important.
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@Lindalinda (4112)
• Canada
13 Dec 08
I live in Etobicoke which is now incorporated into Toronto. Most of my friends do not go out at night or take public transportation or walk alone at night. I am a very independent person and refuse to become a prisoner of fear. Maybe I will regret it someday but so far so good. I do ride the buses, streetcar and subway at night, mind you not at all hours of the night though. I am very careful when I get off the public transport, look behind me and if there is someone behind me I cross over to the other side or let them overtake me. I carry my keys in my hand so they protrude between my fingers and could be used to defend myself somewhat. I also carry a cell phone although I don't know if it would do much good if one were attacked. Toronto has a bad reputation for crime but it is present in certain areas. In any case I think we all should be so grateful if we can walk the streets in safety.
@winterose (39917)
• Canada
13 Dec 08
yes all and all it is great that canada is such a safe country we are so fortunate that way.
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• United States
13 Dec 08
I live in a smaller area in the northwest corner of Arkansas. Two miles from where Wal-mart got it's start!!! I have never been afraid of walking alone but around here there has never been much to fear though we are growing at a record pace thanks to Wal-mart! We are still small enough to avoid a lot of big crimes. However when I tavel to bigger cities I am always careful about going anywhere myself but around home it doesn't bother me one bit.
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@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
13 Dec 08
Oh I love it up in your area. One year I went with my brother and sister in law to a huge craft show up there and had a blast. I also got to see the little Wal Mart museum in town but only from the outside, they were closed.
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• United States
13 Dec 08
We have a lot of great craft shows here. It is a nice area to live in since there is everything I need close by but yet it is not super big. My brother lives in Fort Worth and there is no way I would go walking by myself very many places down there. He lives in a nice neighborhood but I still wouldn't walk far by myself.
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@winterose (39917)
• Canada
13 Dec 08
you guys make me want to visit, I wish I could.
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• Canada
13 Dec 08
I am in Guelph Ontario Canada, and I lived for a while in Sedona Arizona USA. I was not scared to walk alone in either area, nor was I afraid to walk alone in downtown Toronto at night, when I stayed there for a while a few years ago. People who are going to attack seem to be able to sense fear, and I don't want to give them that satisfaction.
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@winterose (39917)
• Canada
13 Dec 08
yes true, but the states also show that old people and feeble people or disabled people are in a high risk group even women are attacked more by muggers that men because all these categories are considered easy targets.
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@Llonorra22 (1150)
• Philippines
14 Dec 08
Well, it's not that I'm afraid to walk alone, it's just that I really can't walk alone due to my condition. I'm a Filipina. Happy posting! Keep safe...
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@winterose (39917)
• Canada
14 Dec 08
I can hardly walk now too, I am disabled
• Philippines
14 Dec 08
I use a lot of mobility aides. I use walker, crutches and wheel chair when we go to the mall. Do you use mobility aides too? Keep safe!
@lovesummer (1162)
• Malaysia
14 Dec 08
I am now in Russia yes I am somehow afaid to walk alone in the street but that happens only at night or when the sky goes dark. Why? SImply, Because is isn't safe here especially I am a foreigner.
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@winterose (39917)
• Canada
14 Dec 08
yes that would be scary being a foreigner and walking the streets of russia
@babystar1 (4236)
• United States
14 Dec 08
Hi Winterrose ...I live in Kansas in a town that I am not afraid to walk at night. I do a lot of walking in the summer time when the sun sets cause its to hot during the day time. You really dont have to be afraid to walk where I live. I even take walks with my grandkids when its dark out.No problems here so far.
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@winterose (39917)
• Canada
14 Dec 08
wow that is wonderful
@annjilena (5620)
• United States
13 Dec 08
i love south carolina and iam not affraid to walk the street a lone.this is my home where i have lived all my life.but we do have crime and volence just like the rest of you do here.but iam still not affraid fear is what we create.
@winterose (39917)
• Canada
14 Dec 08
yes but some areas are worse to live in than others, you and I are the lucky ones
@kenzie45230 (3560)
• United States
13 Dec 08
I live in a little township in the Cincinnati, Ohio area. I'm not afraid to walk here where I live. But I would be afraid to walk in, say, downtown Cincinnati. Or in some parts of the area known for crime. Or even parts of the area with which I am not familiar.
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@winterose (39917)
• Canada
14 Dec 08
I certainly can understand that.
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
14 Dec 08
Live in Las Vegas and nope not scared to walk alone any where in this town alot of people here wouldnt walk where I have.
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@winterose (39917)
• Canada
17 Dec 08
You are really brave hon
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
17 Dec 08
brave I guess I just am not afraid. and if ya walk that way no onebothers you
• United States
14 Dec 08
Nashville, TN.. yeah you cant walk the streets alone here.. heck anywhere i have lived which includes Florida and other parts of TN..
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@winterose (39917)
• Canada
17 Dec 08
wow that really is too bad
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• United States
17 Dec 08
its all i have ever known so its funny/weird is to hear that people can walk at night without fear.. where as you think its weird for me to not be able to.. interesting eh? though id admit that my hubby getting held up at gunpoint a street away in my neighborhood while walking home from the bus SHOULD have been unusual..
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
16 Jan 09
I live in Kentucky and yeah I would be afraid to walk at night. We have some very curvy roads and people at times don't drive in the lines alloted for them. And if they don't see you, well you can be hit. Plus I live 10 miles or so outside of town and houses are far enough away from the road that if someone tried kidnap(not of me but others) that they wouldn't have time to do anything about it. A girl across the road from our holler was checking her mail and a car stopped and grabbed her..lucky she screamed and her dad was outside and she fought she got loose. But it is still scary to happen that close to home.
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@winterose (39917)
• Canada
17 Jan 09
oh yes that is very scary
@chertsy (3804)
• United States
19 Dec 08
Well, I don't live in the city anymore, just a nice quiet neighborhood. I love walking by myself or with my kids. I used to walk by myself to the stores when I lived at my first place. I actually enjoy the quiet and solitude of being by myself. Now I wouldn't have walked that area at night alone, to many cases of people being mugged and killed. Now here, its ok to walk alone at night, just be careful of drivers going down the road. It's hard to see a walker, even with street lights.
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@winterose (39917)
• Canada
19 Dec 08
yes it is very hard for people to see other people in the dark at night so yes it is dangerous in terms of traffic on the road in the rural areas.
• Italy
15 Dec 08
I love my city too and i love to walk also for long nd long in good weather conditions but in my city (Karachi, Pakistan) street crimes are now common and no one wants to involve if something like this is going on so most of us are quite afraid of walking alone specially in late nights. When i visit my sister in other province there i can walk freely coz they have strict control over all this kind of situation.
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@winterose (39917)
• Canada
17 Dec 08
wow sounds bad there, have you looked into coming to canada, maybe some of the those places I gave you might be able to provide sponsors.
@CharRay7 (1549)
• United States
14 Dec 08
woman walking alone - photo of middle age woman walking in neighborhoos
Hi my friend, I live in Illinois in the USA in a relatively nice neighborhood. I don't mind walking during the daytime hours but I don't like walking at night. I used to live in this neighborhood in my teen years and never thought much about running around the neighborhood after dark. I guess as I got older, I've gotten more scared of different things. Happy MyLotting! Char
@winterose (39917)
• Canada
17 Dec 08
yes that is quite understandable
@riyasam (16578)
• India
14 Dec 08
i am from india.i am not afraid to walk alone at night but due to rising crime rate,i do take precautions. happy mylotting.
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@winterose (39917)
• Canada
17 Dec 08
yes we all must take precautions
@SHAMRACK (8533)
• India
14 Dec 08
Dear friend, I live in a small place in India, in Kochi it is very small town. Here it is not safe to walk alone during nights at times and also it depends day to day activities occurred here. Moreover sometimes we may be able to get police at right time of need. Hence I am not afraid but some I am not safe to walk alone in streets as times.
@winterose (39917)
• Canada
17 Dec 08
yes I completely understand
@GardenGerty (104430)
• United States
14 Dec 08
I live in McPherson, Kansas. I am not afraid to walk at any time, day or night. There are some places that I would not go, but in my neighborhood, or downtown, I would walk easily.
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@winterose (39917)
• Canada
14 Dec 08
good for you, it is like it is here in montreal