Glad you're safe. I've been street robbed a few times. They got me before i realised. Nothing much taken.
Now, I walk every morning and evening with my 2 medium large dogs. Early mornings between 5:30 and 6 for at least an hour. I usually take a slightly different route each day. I say hola to almost everyone I pass and give treats to any dog I pass too. I walk Villa Duarte, La Francia, Calero, The Faros, and many of the little back alleys. Sometimes to the Colonial Zone and Barrio Chino. I carry a stick and have a hip pack with a small camera, a little cash if needed and dog treats.
Thank goodness I've never had a problem. Everyone knows my dogs and always say hi to Buenagente. Point is, walk with a dog, say hi to all the neighbors you pass and watch, watch and watch again.