actually the USA has one of the highest PER CAPITA murder rates in the world, and LA is the most watched. honestly, i would rather take my chances in Isriel then being a white kid with an expensive watch and shoes in Compton anyday. GOD, there was a shooting/murder in front of my work last summer, and then a car bomb/ murder the day after. My buddy used to own a shop in DC, he lost 19% of inventory annually to stray bullets. No kidding, he had 2 techs shot in 3 years by stray fire. America hasnt really changed much, people are just watching now.