Women admit to feeling at risk when walking home alone at night

Published Thursday, Oct 30 2014, 20:40 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
As the festive season is fast approaching, the nights are also getting darker - as a woman, how safe do you feel walking home alone at night?

Well, it may come as no surprise that a huge 82 per cent of females between ages 18 and 44 have admitted to feeling at risk on their way home after a night out.

Woman walking alone in street

© Getty Images / Andrew Cribb

But despite the worry, nearly four in 10 of those quizzed revealed they'd opted to go it alone at least once last winter.

What's more, out of the 1,000 women surveyed, only 12 per cent had ever carried a personal safety alarm.

A larger portion will cling on to keys or their phone during their return journey - and three per cent even carry a can of hairspray!

We were also really shocked to learn that a third of women even considered dressing differently to feel safer when going home in the dark.

Michelle Raworth from Lambrini, who carried out the survey, said: "This survey shows that it's very important for women to feel safe too."

The brand has launched a free app called Lambrini BodyGuard where users can gain local transport details from their location and send a message to loved ones saying, "I've arrived safely".

Sounds like a good idea to us!

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