I like Paul Simon's advice, "I get all the news I need on the weather
report." Otherwise, the only way I can take it is via "The Daily Show."
I don't know Boston, I've never been there, and have no desire to go (except to see the Constitution).
After 30 years of dealing with criminals, though, I can tell you this: Every place has them. Unless you yourself associate with them, your likelihood of being a victim is more random than anything else. (I acknowledge that may be cold comfort.) Most of them, although certainly not all of them, get caught due to their own selfishness and stupidity rather than the brilliance and capability of our law enforcement agencies. The good news, though, is that there are saints everywhere, too. I think there are more of them, actually, particularly those represented by the everyday good deeds done for no other reason than the simple spirit of humanity.
Dovetailing on the previous quote of Jung, I'll provide another: He who does not know his own shadow, is doomed to be ruled by it.
We are all capable of great evil. Knowing that I can, also gives me the possibility of doing good.