From the New York Times:
The number of female solo travelers has skyrocketed, but amid Instagram-worthy escapades are tales of violence and death, raising questions about how the world is greeting women who travel alone.
By Megan Specia and Tariro Mzezewa
March 25, 2019
…Recent headlines about the deadly violence inflicted on women traveling alone have raised questions about how the world is greeting the documented rise in female solo travelers and about the role of social media in promoting the idea that far-off lands are easily accessible and safe. …
And violent episodes are just as likely to occur, experts note, in rich Western nations such as France, Italy and Germany as in the developing world. …
From her perspective, there are no dangerous countries, just dangerous people.
So, don’t look to the New York Times, ladies, for any useful information on how to avoid places with a higher chance of you being raped or murdered.
That would be racist.