RUNNER UNSAFETY STATISTICS
According to Road ID, 122,000 runners a year are taken to the hospital after being hit by cars. --Competitor Running 2014
30 percent of Women runners have been followed by a person in a vehicle, on a bicycle, or on foot.--Runner’s World survey 2017
Of more than 2,500 women surveyed, more than half of those under 30 said they’ve experiences harassment while running. A full 94% those women said their harassers were men. Female joggers reported that they’d been propositioned, followed or intimidated into changing their routes, and frightened of being assaulted. Time Magazine 2016
3 Women were attacked and murdered within a 9-day stretch while out on a run in the summer 2016. 27-year-old Vanessa Marcotte in Massachusetts, 31-year-old Alexandra Brueger in Michigan and 30-year-old Karina Vetrano in New York.
Of the women who reported being harassed in the RW survey, 94 percent name men as the primary perpetrators.
43% of women experienced harassment while running - with the number rising to 58% for women under 30. Just 4% of men reported the same.
30% of women runners have been followed by a car, bicycle, or on foot.
18% of women runners have been sexually proportioned while out on a run.