Why is the usa the most violent first world country, when it is the number 1 richest country?

There are relatively safer places in America, but there are some pockets in the U.S. where the homicide rate can be compared to a 3d world country. For instance, in the 1990s L.A. Compton, the murder rate by year was 70 per 100,000. That is huge! And New york in the 1970s/80s was considered to be one of the most... show more There are relatively safer places in America, but there are some pockets in the U.S. where the homicide rate can be compared to a 3d world country.
For instance, in the 1990s L.A. Compton, the murder rate by year was 70 per 100,000. That is huge! And New york in the 1970s/80s was considered to be one of the most dangerous cities. And lets not forget Chicago and Detroit now. As well there are many more areas with high rates of crime.
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