Why is Canada so much safer?Submitted by Cheeseburger on Sun, 11/18/2012 - 02:23
My fiance is from British Columbia, Canada and I am from Pennsylvania. First let me say that the suburbs here are quite safe and there is very little crime to speak of. However, once you go to major cities like Philadelphia, Baltimore, New York, Washington dc, Atlantic city, pretty much any city, even in other parts of the country like LA or Chicago or Detroit, it becomes quite dangerous. I do not feel safe walking many of those cities at night heck not even in the day. However, up in Vancouver where my fiance works, i have no hesitation walking the city even at night, even in the rougher areas. The statistics support this as well. Murder and assault rates are significantly lower in Canada compared to the US. Like a third of that in the US. It is kind of disheartening. We have been deciding whether I should move to Canada or her to the States. I have always loved the united states and have been proud to be a citizen. But honestly I am starting to think I should be the one to move. It just seems like Canada is a safer and better place to raise a family. But I feel so disheartened about our country and this is one of many topics that upset me. Why do I feel safe in a major metropolitan area in another country but I don't in the cities of my own country? What is wrong with the United States and what is Canada doing right?