Will I get mugged in New York City?
Okay, probably a dumb question, but I have a dental school interview at Columbia, and I'm afraid of New York City. I've never been there, and I was wondering, as a 21-year-old female under five feet tall walking around alone in New York, am I particularly unsafe? Is there a significant chance that I'll get mugged? What if I have my iPod on me? It can't be THAT dangerous, can it?
I live in Seattle. And I watch a lot of Law & Order, which I guess explains my paranoia.