Harrogate Feminists


Relationship between prior experiences of harassment and feelings of safety / changes in behaviour

All significance testing was undertaken using non-parametric statistics (Spearman and Mann-Whitney tests).

People who felt less safe when out at night were also significantly more likely to feel less safe when out in the daytime (p<0.001).

People who had ever been physically harassed were significantly more likely to feel less safe when out in the daytime (p=0.019).

Feeling less safe when out at night-time was significantly associated with experiences of verbal harassment in the previous year (p=0.027) and with experiences of physical harassment in the previous year (p=0.038).

Experiences of ever being physically harassed was significantly associated with any change in behaviour to avoid feeling threatened or uncomfortable (p=0.003) and with avoiding pubs and clubs (p<0.001). People were also likely to have changed their behaviour in some way to avoid harassment if they had ever been verbally harassed (p=0.025) or had been physically harassed in the last year (p=0.002).


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