Birmingham has been named as the second most unsafe city in the UK in a survey of young women.
Just two per cent of young women from the region who took part in the survey, commissioned by More magazine, felt safe in the city. The only place where fewer felt safe was London.
And 80 per cent said they believed the new 24-hour drinking laws would lead to more problems.
Eighty per cent of West Midlands women also said they worried about being raped, compared to 73 per cent nationally, and a quarter said they had had their drink spiked.
Almost 40 per cent claimed to have been attacked by a gang, 26 per cent said they had been spat at, and 40 per cent said they thought there was trouble in the city centre every night. Only one per cent of women said they felt safe on buses at night and 95 per cent said there should be bouncers on board night buses.
Magazine editor Donna Armstrong said: "Young women don't feel protected in Britain today - at night or even during broad daylight - and they're sick of being told it's their own fault.
"Young women today want better standards of behaviour in society and they have a basic human right to be safe, regardless of whether they are wearing a short skirt. In a civilised society young women should be able to go out at night and know they can get home safely."
The survey of 2,000 women, aged 18 to 25, was the first to be carried out to find out how safe women feel on the streets.