Or, should the accountability for two recent murders fall on public safety officials?
Perhaps the way to prevent future murders is to take into account both factors.
The second recent murder of a female taking a run alone is that of Vanessa Marcotte, 27 years old. A Google employee based in New York City, she had been jogging by herself near her mother's house is Princeton, Massachusetts. Here is the coverage in the Boston Globe.
Previously Queens, New York resident, Karina Vetrano, age 30, was murdered when running by herself.
As joggers know, that kind of exercise can provide many of the same benefits as meditation, That's in addition to the physical toning it offers. Women shouldn't have to give this up.
But, for the time being, they might have to compromise. They can organize group jogs. It's conventional wisdom that safety can be increased by sticking with the herd. Stray from it and one becomes a target for predators.