America isn't as dangerous as the media makes it out to be. First off, our media in this country ONLY focuses on the negative and never anything good. For instance and a little off topic here, as an exotic cat onwer, there is never any good news reported about people who own exotic animals. The majority of exoctic animal owners are responsible caring people who take great care of their animals, better than most people who own domestics. But, if there is just ONE bad incident, the media gets all over this and makes ALL exotic animal owners look bad. So, the same goes for crime. The media loves showing crime and disaster. Just look at the coverage of the war in Iraq. They made it a nightly entertainment event. When comparing the crime in America with other countries, you do have to look at the size of America when compared to other countries, like Australia. The large number of crimes by gun may seem like a lot, but when compared to the size of this country, the vast number of cities and the amount of people, that number isn't as large as it seems. America is a very large country with thousands and thousands of cities. I live in an area where people can still leave their doors unlocked or walk the streets without worry. Another thing to consider is the goverment. How many crimes are allowed to be reported in Australia as compared to America? Since America lives in a free society (relatively speaking, since I see my rights being taken away all the time...off topic again sorry) our media is able to report these crimes since it is public record. In other countries, this may not be the case, so things may be covered up a bit.
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6/8/05 at 6:47am