30% of women runners have been followed by a person in a vehicle, on a bike, or on foot. 3 out of every 10 female runners are followed by a person while out for a run. That means every time you pass 3 female runners at a park, chances are that one of them has been followed by a person while running before.
"When it comes to self defense, it is better to have the power and not need it than to need it and not have it." It’s always better to be safe than sorry. If you carry a self defense weapon with you, you may never have to use it, but if there’s one time you have to use it, you’ll be happy you had it.