Cities are safer

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.

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