I asked the question of why crime is so bad in the US compared to the rest of the world. The answer is that it really isn’t that bad compared to the world. It is really dependent on what areas you are looking at, whether it is a third world or first world country, however. When comparing to first world countries, the US is relatively high, but this is also because our population is much bigger than most European and Asian democracies, and with more population comes more crime. This is shown on criminaljusticedegreehub.com in which the author (unnamed) talks about how US crime is much higher than other democracies because of the US population in comparison to these democracies, and that crime in the US has actually decreased exponentially since the 1990s because of higher living standards. In another document written by Ryan McMaken on misses.org, he begs the question of why the US is only compared to other first world countries and never really compared to third world countries like Mexico which is a lot more similar to the US than say Luxembourg (the example used in the article), in which the US is actually pretty low compared to the third world countries that are very close to the US. Mexico, for example has a way higher murder rate than the US despite more restrictive gun laws. In conclusion, crime rates in the US compared to the world as a whole is actually pretty low compared to contrary belief because of many dangers and fighting in third world countries.
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