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Old 09-06-2020, 01:19 PM
 
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In Colombia the safest region is the Eastern Andes in particular the departments (states) of Boyacá & Santander. Bucaramanga, the biggest city in this region. It's also the city with the highest quality of life in the country and among thd highest QOL on the continent. It's currently a leader in AI technology and traditionally was famous for shoewear & tobacco. The second city is Tunja, the safest regional capital in thd country.

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Old 09-06-2020, 02:05 PM
 
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Nearly all of the United States is safe as long as you are in a middle-class or affluent area. The United States has very safe rural areas and national parks as well. All of that is around 98% of the country by land area.

Things get less safe when you are in a low income or ghetto area of most cities.
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Old 09-06-2020, 03:00 PM
 
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Nearly all of the United States is safe as long as you are in a middle-class or affluent area. The United States has very safe rural areas and national parks as well. All of that is around 98% of the country by land area.

Things get less safe when you are in a low income or ghetto area of most cities.
This applies to a good 80% of the world. Also it could depend on your creed and beliefs in some parts of the world. Dallas may feel safe to a US citizen but it won't feel all that safe to some people from East Asia or even Europe and many places around the world including from certain places in South America. To say the US is mostly safe is relative to each individual's safety threshold.

The US's safest states are consistently New Hampshire followed by Maine & Vermont.
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Old 09-06-2020, 03:10 PM
 
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This applies to a good 80% of the world. Also it could depend on your creed and beliefs in some parts of the world. Dallas may feel safe to a US citizen but it won't feel all that safe to some people from East Asia or even Europe and many places around the world including from certain places in South America. To say the US is mostly safe is relative to each individual's safety threshold.

The US's safest states are consistently New Hampshire followed by Maine & Vermont.
Well, that is true. The demographics of those New England states are more than 90% white. So, that is a factor.

However, my point was that middle-class or affluent areas have a low crime rate all over the United States. It is more or less the same as New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont. It is not just based on how people feel, but the actual crime rate. Practically all high crime areas are low income.
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Old 09-06-2020, 03:34 PM
 
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Well, that is true. The demographics of those New England states are more than 90% white. So, that is a factor.
White people tend to be more affluent due to obvious historical reasons, never-the-less interestingly (aside from perhaps Canada), the safest places in the Americas actually comprise of Indigenous territories. Not just those of Native American lineage but those who practice a more indigenous lifestyle.

This is true for southern Chile, Bolivia, indigenous territories of Ecuador; Boyacá, Colombia is actually strongly indigenous. In fact in the US after the smaller New England states the likes of North & South Dakota with a large Indigenous populous is the next safest region in the US.

The Americas due to colonial ravaging, enslavement, historical caste system & plunder still has a long way to go to heal those wounds. It took two World Wars in Europe and the Japanese brutal conquest of Asia for the violence to subside in both East Asia & Europe. The Americas has actually been an example of relative peace for the world between nations. The problems are internal & vestiges of a colonial formation.
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Old 09-06-2020, 03:59 PM
 
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In East Asian countries and Singapore, there is really no point of 'the most safe' region/cities because pretty much all of the regions are safe enough. Say you leave your car on unguarded public parking or streets (where it won't be towed) with some valuables left in plain sight. What would happen if you leave the car unattended for 50 straight days?

In most East Asian cities, there is 99+% chance of nothing happening. Basically no one will touch your car. I mean it wouldn't be safe if you leave $10 million cash in plain sight. But breaking the windows (or open the car door without a key) to steal $300 or iPhone/iPad or laptop or some designer bags in plain sight? That's really no one even dream of. It's that rare in many East Asian countries.

Also, in Japan, many motorcyclists just hang their $400-1,000 helmets on the mirrors (even though they can easily either lock or store the helmet under the seat, or carry with them), and often leave their smartphones on the handlebar mount, when they go to restaurants, etc. Stealing it would be as easy as picking something up from ground, but no one really do it.
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Old 09-06-2020, 04:17 PM
 
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Very true. A combination of a generally affluent society and a culture that reveres honour & respect create really safe societies. This is especially impressive for South Korea which actually has relatively high inequality.

Petty theft and scams are far more frequent in ASEAN countries though. Japan, S.Korea, Singapore, Vietnam & perhaps Taiwan are the only 5 countries I don't think this thread would apply.

The safest region in England is North Yorkshire with only 49 offences of any crime per 100,000 people. That's the figure just in homicides in Baltimore! Such a shame I really liked Baltimore when I visited in 1999.


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Old 09-06-2020, 04:35 PM
 
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They are probably genetic reasons that East Asians are less criminal than other races.

They have the lowest crime rate of any group in the United States.
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Old 09-06-2020, 04:40 PM
 
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They are probably genetic reasons that East Asians are less criminal than other races.

They have the lowest crime rate of any group in the United States.
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.
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Old 09-06-2020, 05:23 PM
 
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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.
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