I'm sorry. I also have to laugh at your assertions on regarding the deadly "Indian Posse" in Winnepeg roaming around causing terror and mayhem across the province. Compared to American cities you northerners have no idea what "bad" areas are like or murders for that matter...
I mean Winnepeg, the "murder capital", had a murder rate of 4.2 per 100,000 persons at its peak or 54 for the year in 2011.
Philadelphia had a murder rate of 20 per 100,000 persons in 2010 or 306 for 2010... It was up to 324 in 2012. We tend to cross the annual rate for Winnepeg before we get out of January...
To me, there is no "dangerous" part of Canada. I mean the whole country has a murder rate only slightly higher than the one American city I live in...
But I can see how it is scary if that's the scariest thing you've ever seen. When I was living in the worst areas of the city you actively heard gun fights every night of the year... 365 days a year. Your risk of getting shot was very real and very well understood.
Okay. You can't compare the States murder rates to Canadas' because
1) Lower poverty rates in Canada (huuuuge contribution to crime of any sort)
2) Ability to procure weapons (guns, etc). - a LOT easier in the States than in Canada
3) lower population density in the poverty stricken areas,
4) Less gangs, less drugs and less money involved, so obviously they wouldn't be killing at the same rate.
5) Attitudes of the population. We don't have the "I'm tougher than you so I'm going to kill you and peel your skin off" attitude up here, even with gangs.
Also, the murder rate isn't quite indicitive of the violent crime rates or how dangerous a city really is. There's stabbings and violent assaults every day. most for no reason.
One guy in a wheelchair got stabbed and beat up because he wouldn't give someone a toonie.... I'd say that's rather dangerous, when the savages don't have enough respect for themselves or other to not bother a guy who can't fight back, especially in Canada.
Just because the people in your city act like savages, doesn't make my city any less dangerous. There is still a very real possibility of being killed in every, single city on the planet. Whether or not you think about it when you're walking out your door doesn't matter.
Oh, and just as a point, you can hear gunshots/horrific screams when someone gets stabbed nearly every night in the worse parts of Winnipeg. It's a well known fact that if you walk around at night in the North End, you're probably going to be accosted.
But as a second side note, I don't fear walking around in my city past dark, as I wouldn't fear walking around Philly after dark. Why should I? If you live in fear, they win.