I do not think we should under estimate the threat to young men on the streets, look at the horrendous rate of stabbngs in certain ethnic groups in places like London. So many of those killed are not gang members, they are innocent young men, victims of mistaken identity or just in the wrong place at the wrong time. I worried far more about my son than my daughter out after dark when they were teenagers.
I have never felt unsafe walking out at night, although, living in a village now, the opportunities for that are few, but I have lived in big towns and cities and yes, there were a couple of dodgy events. The precautions I took were those I would expect anyone to take regardless of gender. At night I avoided narrow unlit paths, wa;lking in very quiet place. Muggers after a watch, wallet, phone or keys to an expensive car are not gender selective.
Tragic cases like that of Sarah Everard's and Sabina Nessa's, murder/abduction by someone unknown to them is very rare, in the same way that it is rare for a child to be grabbed off the street by someone they do not know.
Where women and children are most at risk is within the their own domestic and social circle and it is violence there that should be the main focus of everyone's attention.
I do not dismiss the horror of these random rapes and murders. The very fact that they are not day to day events enhances their awfulness, when they do happen, but it is coming down hard on routine domestic and social circle violence and abuse that is the way to reduce male/female violence at every level.
The murderer of Sarah Everard had a history of minor sexually based offences. If this behaviour had been taken seriously and dealt with, would the tragedy that was her murder have occurred?