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Are women more vulnerable to violent crime than men?

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Any woman in her right mind wouldn't be travelling alone and boarding trains in SE London at that time of night
I think people should be careful about posting things like this. This reminds me of the opening titles of the Equaliser in the 1980’s. 40 years ago! We need to think why a woman could be travelling alone she could be going to or from work, be the driver or guard of a train, going out or coming back from an evening out, running away from violence at home or actually any number of reasons...
 
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Any woman in her right mind wouldn't be travelling alone and boarding trains in SE London at that time of night

Not true at all. You’re statistically far more likely to be attacked/assaulted as a man than a woman.
 
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I think people should be careful about posting things like this. This reminds me of the opening titles of the Equaliser in the 1980’s. 40 years ago! We need to think why a woman could be travelling alone she could be going to or from work, be the driver or guard of a train, going out or coming back from an evening out, running away from violence at home or actually any number of reasons...
Indeed, Women make up 50% of the population. I'm forever amazed at how shocked people are that we have lives of our own and might dare to be out alone at night....

Not true at all. You’re statistically far more likely to be attacked/assaulted as a man than a woman.
Those stats are out of context. Men and women face different kinds of risk, and walking alone at night women are likely to be at more risk than men.
 

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Those stats are out of context. Men and women face different kinds of risk, and walking alone at night women are likely to be at more risk than men.

Again, simply not true.

Not to go too far off topic but violent crime from strangers (ie being attacked/assaulted) is far more likely to happen to men; (I looked into this around the time of the Sarah Everard case). Women are more at risk of domestic violence, however.

Painting a picture that women are unsafe alone on the streets (or the rail network) is simply inaccurate scare mongering, usually to further an agenda:

 
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Again, simply not true.

Not to go too far off topic but violent crime from strangers (ie being attacked/assaulted) is far more likely to happen to men; (I looked into this around the time of the Sarah Everard case). Women are more at risk of domestic violence, however.

Painting a picture that women are unsafe alone on the streets (or the rail network) is simply inaccurate scare mongering, usually to further an agenda:

I'm guessing you're a man?

Not only does this clash with people's lived reality but also those stats you're citing don't include sexual assault....
 
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I'm guessing you're a man *eyeroll*

Not only does this clash with people's lived reality but also those stats you're citing don't include sexual assault....

Yes I am male. I’m not sure how that (or “lived reality”) alters my right to express a view on the *fact* that I’m more likely to be attacked on the streets than you are as a woman?

Again, rape and sexual assault are
overwhelmingly committed by people who are known the to the victim, rather than strangers.


Most sexual assaults are carried out by someone known to the victim. This could be a partner, former partner, relative, friend or colleague. The assault may happen in many places, but is usually in the victim's home or the home of the alleged perpetrator (the person carrying out the assault).
 
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Yes I am male. I’m not sure how that (or “lived reality”) alters my right to express a view on the *fact* that I’m more likely to be attacked on the streets than you are as a woman?

Again, rape and sexual assault are
overwhelmingly committed by people who are known the to the victim, rather than strangers.

Oh wow this conversation is really happening isn't it?

Guessing you've never handled statistics either. These soundbites you've provided don't prove very much at all. It's certainly not a *fact*.

Most violence against men is committed by people known to them, so you're not comparing like for like here. According to the 2018 CSEW stats that you linked me to, there were 542,000 incidents of stranger violence against people of all genders that year. Only 21% of that took place on the streets or public places. I can't find a breakdown of that between genders but there's no evidence to back up this "fact" that men are at more risk than women of non-sexual street violence.

Even if they were though there are more incidences of rape and sexual assault reported to the police as having been committed against women than the total number of incidents of stranger violence on the streets against men and women.

About in ten cases of rape or sexual assault takes place in the street, in a park or other public place, and in these cases it is overwhelmingly committed by a stranger, and in all but a handful of cases against women. Given that there are 1.6 Million cases of rape or sexual assault there are at minimum around 160,000 incidents of this type a year. That number is considered a significant underestimate since most cases go unreported, we're probably talking about a far far larger number.

Incidents of sexual harassment, groping are so prevalent that they often aren't recorded. There are no crime stats available for them and it's rarely recorded. But 7 in 10 women, and 9 in 10 young women report being harassed. While I don't have the figures the number of men reporting harassment on the street is far lower.

I wish this myth that the risk to women is overstated would die. It's plainly not true and it's usually presented by people who have a chip in their shoulder or want to downplay violence against women.

 

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I am a quite well built man who can defend himself efficiently, however, last year whilst in Edmonton one evening a couple of big knuckle draggers jumped me, they knocked me to the ground and showed me a knife and proceeded to take my wallet and mobile phone, pathetic really because my wallet only had fifteen quid in it and the mobile phone was a cheap one that was a bit knackered.
 
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