Walking at night

I love walking in cities, especially at night. But every time I come back from a friend’s place and it’s dark, I ask myself : Do I take the short way through the park or do I walk 5 more minutes to be in more crowded streets where I feel safer? I once got called a slut several times by a group of guys because I wouldn’t talk to them. There was no one else in the park except for an old man a few meters away. Usually, I still take the short way but the closer I get to the park, the more cautious I act. I always feel very angry to have to ask myself this question when a guy wouldn’t.