I’ve been asked this question a lot and it’s a valid one. I strongly believe that if you approach people in an open and honest manner and treat them with respect, 99% of the time they are respectful back. I do shoot in neighborhoods that people would call “unsafe” but haven’t really had any truly negative experiences thus far.
On a personal note, I think I’m missing the “fear gene” that most people have. This is great in terms of what I do, that’s a blessing, but I could see it getting me into trouble one day.
So to answer your question (sorry for rambling) I don’t worry for my safety.