There are some new iPhone apps that may help you feel safer. The functions range from notifying friends with your location when you press a “panic” button to recording video and making loud noises.
REACTmobile app helps you report suspicious incidents or send your current GPS coordinates to a pre-selected contact list with the touch of a button. (Free)
StaySafe app allows you to define your path and arrival time at your destination. If you don’t check in, your emergency contacts are notified with your last known GPS location even if your phone is turned off. ($6.99)
MyPanic app emits a loud alarm and flashes bright colors to help scare away an attacker or get the attention of others nearby who might be able to help you. ($.99)
bSafe app has several functions including sounds an alarm, records a video, alerts authorities, and notifies your contacts. Also has a timer alarm notification if you do not turn off before a designated time.(Free)