In Canterbury where I now live I don't mind doing it as it's well lit and I don't live far from city centre. It's also the kind of town where everyone knows each other so chances are you'd see someone you knew. My mate only lives around the corner so it's rare I'm actually "alone" walking back. We tend to stick together really.
A friend was telling me though that she got groped on the tube. she feels its because she's blonde and pretty, men feel they can do this. Isn't that just the saddest, most horrible thing? I really felt for her