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The U.S. ranks 30th in nocturnal safety

According to Gallup, 75% of Americans feel safe walking alone at night in the area where they live. That makes the United States tied for thirtieth with Armenia and Sudan in that category. Rwanda ranks first, with 92% of Rwandans feeling safe at night.

  1. Anonymous
    21 October 2012 at 7:56 pm

    This title should really be ” The US ranks 30th in *perceived* nighttime safety” . People`s perceptions of their safety may be wrong, or people in some countries could have a higher standards for feeling “safe” than others. Do you have statistics on actual crime rated at night, or suggesting the likelihood of an individual being the victim of a violent crime while outside at night, etc.?

  2. Anonymous
    22 October 2012 at 7:24 pm

    I want to second comment #1– the current title is very misleading. Those statistics show that we have a _fear_ problem, not necessarily a _safety_ problem.

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