Having recently become a 'statistic' in the ever increasing number of street crimes in London it appears that violent crime is seriously escalating in the city and a very unsafe place for a lone woman to be walking particularly after dark. In my own case I was attacked shortly after leaving my office by young thugs who thought it necessary to viciously beat me up for my valuables, although I was so scared when they accosted me and I would have just handed them over. I was not given the option. I know many will say I was in the wrong place at the wrong time, should not have been walking alone, looked to wealthy etc which is what in fact the police implied. It seems that assaults like these are now not uncommon and it is unlikely my attackers will ever be caught. I am now too frightened to walk alone at night in my own City. I should not have to live my life in fear. I would like to hear other views on this please.