It’s debatable what’s safer at times;
Outside in the neighborhood amongst other or home alone.
Go for a walk while it’s still day light and hope there is no occurrence of crime.
Get home and answer the phone;
It’s a friend who just wants to see how things are.
You tell them and they are concern.
They come over and you go for a ride in the car.
Now you feel safe and don’t need to discern.