As an American that was born and raised in California, mom being from Georgia, and father being from Nigeria, I can tell you that America should not be classified as dangerous (At least at the time of I am writing this blog).
I can say this undoubtedly with confidence because the term ‘dangerous’ is usually designated for countries with instability, or a high likelihood of having some crime committed against you if you’re not aware of the risk.
America is not that. But there are dangerous places.
Let’s take Los Angeles for example:
Is LA dangerous?
But are there dangerous places in LA. Of course.
But please understand, Los Angeles is about 1,300 square kilometers big, and the safe area dwarf the dangerous ones by far.
For every dangerous area, there are probably 20 times the safe areas.
This is for a major city like Los Angeles. With major cities there is a tendency for more variety of things to happen.
So if that is still too risky for you, you can make an even safer choice by going to a suburb area. Let’s say: Malibu
It’s about 30 minutes north west of central Los Angles and has a beach, university, and really nice restaurants.
You’ll be bitten by a shark before you’re shot by anyone in Malibu.
The point is, you should never let television or your assumptions deter you from exploring a place you are interested in.
Life is dangerous as it is, but you can always adjust your destination to be the least risky as possible. That’s what internet research and our brain is for.
Below is a website to see which cities are safe and dangerous around the world. It’s in English, but fairly simple because they rate cities safety by percentages.