There was a jogger attacked in my neighborhood here in Raleigh about 4 years ago. Completely random crime. I never run alone in the morning.
I'm glad you don't. There is never any guarantee that safety will always be inherent. For anybody in any type of situation.
I live on a 1/2 mile, dead end road, very rural, thick woods and farmland on both sides of the road. I know all of my neighbors, what few I have, and I used to walk to the end and back twice a day. I stopped a few years ago because of a woman being attacked in her home about 3 miles away. The suspect fled through the woods and ended up crossing my dead end road in his attempt to flee. That scared me, so I do very little walking any more unless somebody is with me. I don't see any need in taking any chances if I don't have to.