I realize that some people still like to live-in-the-past, by thinking that being outside walking down the sidewalk in the dark is SAFE! Walking outside alone at any time of the day, is becoming a hazard to safety.
Crime rates soar as the economy sours. Without hopes of ever working, some predators, no longer care. They found a new career choice.
Sad-to-say, if you can't afford to lose it; don't wear it. No fun...but, the joys of life are slim now anyway.