Originally Posted by Centropolis
We have already had our day.
in any case majority of urban American murders is an American urban problem rampant in Texas too, Austin just has a comfortable demographic slide. It's a full bore American fuckin problem.
It is a huge problem, but don't forget that the United States experienced a huge decline in the murder rate since its peak during the 70s and 80s. We're at less than half of the peak levels, and close to pre-1960's murder rate. The national murder rate is about 1/3rd of the automobile death rate*. There are definitely places that have a long ways to go. I just wouldn't call it rampant.
I live in a city that still suffers from an overly high murder rate. I wish we could somehow replicate the magic that New York has over the past couple of decades. I also hope we continue the downward momentum that began in the early 90's
*(that was mid 2000's, not sure if Auto death rate has changed much since then)