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Old 05-16-2022, 11:12 AM   #1101
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We travel a lot and my wife has renewed her opinion that we not go to the U.S. unless we absolutely must, such as to board a cruise ship. She worries about some random attack where we happen to be.
Seems a bit much. US is a safe country.
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Old 05-16-2022, 11:29 AM   #1102
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Seems a bit much. US is a safe country.
Sure, compared to Afghanistan I guess. But it's the 36th most dangerous country in the world according to this ranking:

https://worldpopulationreview.com/co...rous-countries

It's way behind anywhere in Western Europe. It's barely ahead of Saudi Arabia.
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Old 05-16-2022, 11:37 AM   #1103
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Sure, compared to Afghanistan I guess. But it's the 36th most dangerous country in the world according to this ranking:

https://worldpopulationreview.com/co...rous-countries

It's way behind anywhere in Western Europe. It's barely ahead of Saudi Arabia.
I assume he's not vacationing in gangland Baltimore. The worry was random attacks which is a rare risk.
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Old 05-16-2022, 01:21 PM   #1104
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Seems a bit much. US is a safe country.
That's what I tell her, but she's a very conservative person.
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Old 05-16-2022, 01:26 PM   #1105
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The US is safe for a tourist the way Mexico is safe, you are unlikely to be caught up in a massacre but it does happen every couple of weeks, its just a big country, a big very effed up country
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Old 05-16-2022, 02:26 PM   #1106
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Incidence of Canadians being assaulted or killed while abroad (per 100,000 visits):

India 7.5

Jamaica 3.6

Mexico 2.1

Cuba 1.5

Italy 0.8

World average 0.5

UK 0.3

U.S. 0.03


https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/how-sa...broad-1.975932
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Some commentary on the tragedy last weekend.

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Old 05-18-2022, 10:54 AM   #1108
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The US is safe for a tourist the way Mexico is safe, you are unlikely to be caught up in a massacre but it does happen every couple of weeks, its just a big country, a big very effed up country
Yeah itís certainly not worth the headspace as an actual risk. I donít travel to either of those countries because I have no interest in spending money there.
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Old 05-18-2022, 01:22 PM   #1109
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Incidence of Canadians being assaulted or killed while abroad (per 100,000 visits):

India 7.5

Jamaica 3.6

Mexico 2.1

Cuba 1.5

Italy 0.8

World average 0.5

UK 0.3

U.S. 0.03


https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/how-sa...broad-1.975932

Wow I would have thought India was much safer. Jamaica adds up from the experiences I' very heard with 'guides' trying to luretourists into blind alleys and such.
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Yeah I've always shrugged off warnings from Indian friends when I tell them of my hope to visit India one day, thinking they are exaggerating but those numbers seem to support what they're saying.
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I suspect half of those India deaths are caused by the monkeys at the Red Fort.
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Numbers shake out differently looking at murders only. Five year tally by country is:

Mexico 25
U.S. 22
Jamaica 17
Philippines 13
Burkina Faso (!) 10

https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/more-c...road-1.5734627

U.S. rate is still very low when you consider the enormous number of trips (20 million a year) while the number in Jamaica is alarming considering the much small number of visits (300k). No idea what the heck was going on in Burkina Faso.
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Wow I would have thought India was much safer. Jamaica adds up from the experiences I' very heard with 'guides' trying to luretourists into blind alleys and such.
I know three people who have gone to Jamaica. All three have been mugged.
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