One in five women say they worry about being attacked by a stranger in public.
The Department of Justice has carried out its first ever Criminal Justice Public Attitudes Survey.
The results reveal half of women felt “vulnerable” to crime outside, compared to 40% of men.
19% of women worry about being physically attacked by a stranger, compared to 11% of men.
Similarly, 18% of women worry about being mugged or robbed, compared to 11% of men.
Only 27% of women stated they did not feel vulnerable to crime at all, compared to 39% of men.
Of a sample of 1,500 sample of adults across Ireland were surveyed in November and December of last year.