Do you feel safe walking alone in your neighborhood?

@gudheart (12740)
March 30, 2016 8:44am CST
I don't live in an awful area, but it also is not the best either. I do find myself being scared walking alone so I don't go for strolls as much as I liked too. I just wish I lived in a really nice area with great scenery so I could feel safe walking around on my own. Do you feel the same?
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@Asylum (48215)
• Manchester, England
30 Mar 16
I have always been quite content to stroll around irrespective of where I happen to be.
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@gudheart (12740)
30 Mar 16
I think it is a different when we're a women who does not not know self defense!
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@jaboUK (55157)
• United Kingdom
30 Mar 16
I do walk on my own a lot, though I wouldn't do so at night any more.
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@gudheart (12740)
31 Mar 16
Yep, I wouldn't do it at night either!
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@Shavkat (67235)
• Philippines
30 Mar 16
I think my place is fine. However, I would still continue to be alert when walking at night.
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@gudheart (12740)
31 Mar 16
Yep, best to be alert all the time.
@LadyDuck (189003)
• Switzerland
30 Mar 16
I feel safe walking in my neighborhood. It's a quiet place and there are no dangers.
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@gudheart (12740)
30 Mar 16
That sounds lovely :D I hope to move somewhere like that one day.
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@DWDavis (15874)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
30 Mar 16
Our neighborhood is one of the safer to walk in. We have two sheriff's deputies and a highway patrolman living in the area, and a lot of my neighbors hunt or are into target shooting, so troublemakers tend to avoid coming around. They would be in more danger from us than us from them. My wife walks every morning before work, with our dog Ginger, and sees many of our neighbors out walking, running, or biking at that time. She's never felt herself to be in danger but she does stay vigilant.
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@gudheart (12740)
31 Mar 16
That is good, it must be feel safe due to having cops living in your area.
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@DWDavis (15874)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
31 Mar 16
@gudheart Between the cops, the Air Force personnel, and some great neighbors, we have a very nice place to live.
@Poppylicious (10092)
30 Mar 16
I don't mind. I've put myself in positions where anything could have happened at ridiculous moments, both intentionally and inadvertently. I do get wary but I have no choice over a lot of my day-to-day walking routes ... I would have to stay in; that's my only alternative.
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@gudheart (12740)
31 Mar 16
I guess we wouldn't be living life if we did not take risks.
@Ronrybs (8115)
• London, England
30 Mar 16
I frequently walk in the evening and at night. Never had any problems
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@gudheart (12740)
31 Mar 16
You brave soul you!! I wish I was as brave.
@rina110383 (24064)
31 Mar 16
I always walk fast. I have an umbrella and a pair of scissors, just in case I'll need them
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@gudheart (12740)
31 Mar 16
LOL really!! That is funny combination of self defense weapons! better than nothing though :D
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@rina110383 (24064)
31 Mar 16
@gudheart Even people at my previous jobs find my weapons funny.
@simone10 (21646)
• Louisville, Kentucky
31 Mar 16
I would feel safe walking during the day but not at night. It doesn't matter where you live when it comes to walking at night.
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@gudheart (12740)
31 Mar 16
I agree. Night is a complete no no for me.
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@simone10 (21646)
• Louisville, Kentucky
1 Apr 16
@gudheart It is for me also. I wouldn't even walk at night with my brother.
@TRBRocks420 (86105)
• Banks, Oregon
31 Mar 16
I don't blame you and, I am always alert that's for sure.
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@gudheart (12740)
31 Mar 16
I am not confident enough to go out walking in my area :(
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@TRBRocks420 (86105)
• Banks, Oregon
31 Mar 16
@gudheart Just get you a big dog.
@youless (94757)
• Guangzhou, China
31 Mar 16
I live in a nice location. There is a big apartment stores nearby. Besides, the public transportation is convenient and the bus stops and subway are around here. There are several hospitals around and it is easy for me to go to see a doctor. I also go to a park in five minutes on foot. And I feel safe to walk around at night.
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@gudheart (12740)
31 Mar 16
That is nice that you feel safe to do so :D
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@youless (94757)
• Guangzhou, China
31 Mar 16
@gudheart Actually the security is fine here.
@Ruby3881 (1997)
• Canada
31 Mar 16
We live in a quiet, rural town. Not only do I feel safe myself, but I feel my teenage daughters are safe to walk home alone at night. There are occasional issues here, but mostly they occur between people who are looking for trouble.
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@gudheart (12740)
31 Mar 16
I would love to leave in that sort of area :D
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@Ruby3881 (1997)
• Canada
31 Mar 16
@gudheart It's ironic, because so many of our young people just want to leave here and move to the city. It's "boring" here, and there are very few opportunities for work & education. But one day, they'll wish they could live in such a serene setting..,,
@Lucky15 (33669)
• Philippines
31 Mar 16
Here...yep. thanks to those bright.street lights
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@gudheart (12740)
31 Mar 16
That must help :D I wouldn't here even if the lights were on bright.
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@lady1993 (20691)
• Philippines
31 Mar 16
not really, i am afraid to meet scary people outside, there are little lights too although it is okay to go next door, just not too far
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@gudheart (12740)
31 Mar 16
Going next door is okay.
@rakski (24157)
• Philippines
31 Mar 16
I used to live in a place not so nice when I was younger. It is hard to walk alone so my dad wait for me when i go home at night. But now, we have a more safer place to live wherein you can walk even in the wee hours of the night.
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@gudheart (12740)
31 Mar 16
That sounds lovely to be able to do that even at night.
@UncleJoe (11432)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
31 Mar 16
Ours is a dangerous city but I don't worry because my two friends are always with me. Mr. Smith and Mr. Wesson.
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@gudheart (12740)
31 Mar 16
LOL I need those friends too!!
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@DianneN (92252)
• United States
31 Mar 16
I feel very safe.
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@gudheart (12740)
31 Mar 16
That is great to hear :D
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@GardenGerty (105496)
• United States
31 Mar 16
The only thing that feels unsafe to me is uneven walking surfaces. I would hate to fall. I am not fearful of people or animals here.
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@gudheart (12740)
31 Mar 16
I wish I was more like that!!
@destimona (1914)
• Luxembourg, Luxembourg
30 Mar 16
I feel safe.
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@gudheart (12740)
31 Mar 16
That is good to hear in this day and age :D
@suzzy3 (8357)
30 Mar 16
I live in the country and don't like walking alone in darkness . I think it is safe I just don't like the dark.
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@gudheart (12740)
31 Mar 16
Oh yea can be scary in the dark!!