When I start walking in the morning, it will be dark, and a couple of times a week, I will be leaving campus after 7-7:30pm. The rest will be after 4:30-5pm, which will still be dark, but it isn't late.
The walk will take about an hour.
Some people say you shouldn't walk home alone when it's dark, others say you shouldn't after a certain time. Do many people think this?
My two colleagues are male, about my age and when I tell them I'm walking home, I'm wondering whether they would be funny about it, because some are. Would they disapprove of this?
Is it only around midnight to early hours of morning when it's unsafe?
FYI, I live in a safe area. I'm in a city in England, so there aren't gang problems or anything, but obviously there are dodgey wherever you go.
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I never felt unsafe, anywhere and I have been in a number of ill famed places, at strange hours.
But that's me (and my wife) Astonishingly few violent things happened to us.
The most dangerous place to be is in your car on a highway , IMHO. But according t the statistics the place where most people die is a bed. If you really want to have the odds on our side, avoid these thus.
You might want to google the town and "cruising area" : there's a bit of violence committed by "gay bashers" and you might get mixed up unwillingly in it.