The level of crime is so low that one incident is national headline news for days.
One can therefore make wrong conclusions about safety.
My observations ( I travel often to Southern Germany ) is the perceived level of safety is the same as it ever was.
I don’t see as many topless women sunbathers in city parks as a decade ago, but my german colleagues tell me it’s because the younger women are all upright career obsessed ‘prudes’ not because of safety concerns.
Sick minded perverts, increasing numbers made that way by porn on the internet has created a much different atmosphere for women.
I see these sick perverts everywhere, leering at females.