Many Americans have the view that rural areas are safer than cities. The opposite may be true.
The Atlantic Cities reports a new study by researchers at University of Pennsylvania and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine. While homicide-related death rates are significantly higher in urban counties, that risk is far outweighed by being twice as likely to die in a car crash in rural counties. [You’re More Likely to Die a Violent Death in Rural America Than in a City].
Be careful out there, my exurban friends. Or move to the city where you’ll be safer.