Originally Posted by Kettlewell
Murder rate and general crime rate in the USA has been declining a lot in recent decades. To get an idea of how various areas and countries compare, take a look at the statistics
. USA is middle of the pack on homicide rates, and very few of those are random acts of violence, even though those are the ones that make the news.
Exactly ... the per capita numbers put USA in the lower (safer) half amongst all nations. But the perception continues ... the same with NY City ... currently it is one of the safest large cities.