wat0n wrote:Interestingly, the US is right below Cuba in that table (when sorting from highest to lower intentional homicide rate)...
Homocide isn't the ONLY indicator of lack of safety.
Robbery rates, violent crime rates, police shooting rates, imprisonment rates, vehicle death rates... all add up to a boring visit to virtually any American city or town.
One of my Canadian friends in Cuba tried biking across the USA a few years ago, and told me not to do it because his most dramatic memories of that trip were 1. Being cursed at by truck drivers 2. Being chased by "private property" dogs defending their right to police the road
Julian658 wrote:If you remove the large urban areas from the equation America is as safe as any Western nation.
So if you visit the suburb of a town of 10,000 people, and you stay in the mall parking lot, you will be safe? You should work as a travel agent.
Sivad wrote:The US is a big country with something for everyone.
10,000 km of fastfood highways.
letting corporations run your government
is like letting cannibals run your cafeteria