It's not the cities - not entirely, anyway. Check my source. (I've already selected "interpersonal violence")
There are counties in Montana and the Dakotas that make Chicago (Cook County) look peaceful. And there's a whole murder belt in the lower Mississippi River valley.
America is a violent country because America is awash in guns, and Americans are impulsive, quick to anger, and quick to turn to the easy solution.
> LA in the 80s/90s though would of probably made it up there with some of those 3d world country
It's not the 80s/90s now. Yes, historically, urban violence was worse, back then. (My source has a time "slider": you can look at data back to 1980.)
Looks like we have progressed: less urban violence today. (And more rural violence. That's what we need to look at.)
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