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Old 09-06-2020, 05:34 PM
 
Location: London, UK
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No idea about Australia, which on the whole is generally very safe, even petty crime is rather rare in Australia, or at least its nothing like the Americas or Europe.
The Northern Territory has a higher homicide rate than any European nation or the state of Boyacá, Colombia for that matter. So undoubtedly there are safer areas of Australia.

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Old 09-06-2020, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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Safest place I've lived for a long time was Midcoast Maine. The town often had only one police officer on duty at a time, and there hadn't been a murder nearby in years. The governor at the time, Angus King (now senator from Maine), arrived in town one day and just walked into a local diner for lunch with his single policeman/driver/body guard. Nobody thought anything of it, and I don't think anyone even said anything to him. Periodically, there would be a crime spree, like a couple of purses would be stolen from unlocked cars, and the police would publish a plea in the local paper for people to please lock their cars, or at least not leave the keys in the ignition. To me the most important part of "low crime" is the violent part, though property crime can be upsetting and annoying. Maine and Vermont are both very low on violent crime. Both nice places to live too!
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Old 09-06-2020, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Yokohama, Japan
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Almost everywhere in Japan is safe, most people do not have much concept of staying safe and aware. This has lead to some self-deprecating statements in Japanese such as the phrase "平和ボケ" or "heiwa boke" which basically means people that have lived in peaceful conditions all their life that they are somewhat easy pickings for criminals. "Ignorance is bliss" kind of thing. People say this especially when going abroad to places like the US and Europe, where one cannot simply leave their phone on the restaurant table to go to the toilet. The only areas in Japan that are not safe (by Japanese standards) are parts of Tokyo and Osaka where the yakuza (mafia) control, but that still does not affect the average person at all. There is also an area in Osaka that has the most homeless people in Japan, but I have heard it is more depressing/full of urban decay rather than a traditional "ghetto". I have also heard Kita-Kyushu is full of motorcycle gangs and the equivalent to "white trash", and Ibaraki is not the nicest place, but not particularly dangerous.

Canada's safest area is maybe..small towns in Quebec or the Maritimes? Not really sure, honestly. Nowhere really strikes me as ridiculously safe more than others, just for sure not somewhere far north or Winnipeg or whatever.

The US' safest areas are most likely in New England, but I'm not entirely sure on that. Vermont and such are very peaceful.
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Old 09-06-2020, 06:54 PM
 
Location: London, UK
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Canada's safest area is maybe..small towns in Quebec or the Maritimes? Not really sure, honestly. Nowhere really strikes me as ridiculously safe more than others, just for sure not somewhere far north or Winnipeg or whatever.
Yep Guelph & Quebec are the safest cities whereas Winnipeg and Regine tripple the former two in serious crime so the difference is quite substantial.
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Old 09-06-2020, 06:58 PM
 
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Like has been mentioned: northern New England. Vermont, New Hampshire & Maine. If you have money it offers a fantastic quality of life.
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Old 09-06-2020, 08:51 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Like has been mentioned: northern New England. Vermont, New Hampshire & Maine. If you have money it offers a fantastic quality of life.
Even though I like New England, my favorite U.S. states are Maryland and New Jersey.

More my pace in terms of things to do.

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Old 09-06-2020, 09:19 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Genetics has little to do with it. The japanese were the most murderous, brutal people for a time. The Chinese
Koreans, Indonesians and Philipinos will attest to this. Human behaviour is mainly tied to culture and collective philosophy hence why evil raises its head and has raised its head among all societies at one point in time. It just transitions over time as cultures weave in and out of morality.
The Japanese did what they had to do when they were fighting a war or when they were expanding their territory. That is different from people's behaviors and attitudes during normal peacetime.

The United States has such a large population of people (330 million) descended from cultures all over the world. This situation offers a fascinating look into how different races and ethnicities behave when they are living in the same society.
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Old 09-06-2020, 09:55 PM
 
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The Northern Territory has a higher homicide rate than any European nation or the state of Boyacá, Colombia for that matter. So undoubtedly there are safer areas of Australia.
That’s actually false lol. I have been to Colombia and there is always a risk to be mugged. Not in the NT. There are problems with domestic violence and problems related to alcoholism, etc. But it’s nothing like Colombia. What are those sources you have that say that the NT has a higher homicide rate than any Europe nation or the state of boyaca lol

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Old 09-06-2020, 10:13 PM
 
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The Northern Territory has a higher homicide rate than any European nation or the state of Boyacá, Colombia for that matter. So undoubtedly there are safer areas of Australia.
Homicide rate in the NT is 2.4 in the year 2018

Homicide rate in Liechtenstein 2.6 (2018)
Lithuania 4.5
Latvia 4.3
Hungary 2.5

Boyaca is 4.2 so almost double than NT. LOL
https://caracol.com.co/emisora/2017/...52_315452.html


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https://www.aic.gov.au/sites/default...ia_2017-18.pdf
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Old 09-06-2020, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Brisbane
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The Northern Territory has a higher homicide rate than any European nation or the state of Boyacá, Colombia for that matter. So undoubtedly there are safer areas of Australia.
The NT has less than 1% of Australians population, and violence is almost entirely within small towns full of indigenous Australians, rather than a city like Darwin.

Darwin itself is actually well below the NT average for Crime statistics, despite been the only real city of note in the NT (Even then its quite small, even by Australian Standards).

Its very localized, and the victims/aggressors are usually indigenous as well, not trying to paint over the problems they have in the NT or with our natives, but we are talking a very small fraction of Australia here, and i am sure most other countries have areas like that if you look hard enough
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