Originally Posted by Bruce Chafkin1
More than 35,000 people were shot and killed in America last year.
That's the biggest number on the world - by far.
California is the 15th most dangerous state (judged by crime statistics) in America.
Looking at the numbers, it is safer to get OFF a ship in Mexico than it is to get ON a ship in Los Angeles or San Francisco
I have to disagree with your statistics. In 2010 there were 9,369 murders with firearms and a "total" number of murders were 16,204.
The U.S. is 24th in ranking of countries in murders with .042802 murders per 1000 people. Mexico is three times higher at .130213 murders per 1000 people. Regardless there are many dangerous areas in each country.
Murders (per capita) statistics - countries compared - NationMaster