Gresch: note the words “violent crime”-not just homicide, and I’ve spent decades in the woods with “wild bears”, and never, ever, felt as threatened as on the streets of many U.S. cities. Try Compton, Ca. Philadelphia, or dozens of others. In Portland, OR for example on one trip there, in three days, there were a total of five shootings within blocks of where we were staying, and that wasn’t even a “bad” neighborhood!! Which only two of the shootings were fatals, and then throw in assaults, strong arm robberies, rape, and you really don’t have to worry about bears.