St. Louis makes #1!

The paradox is that I frequently walk through my home city and feel perfectly safe. The reasons? I don't deal in drugs or use them. I don't belong to a gang. I don't live in the most deprived areas (I actually live just outside the city boundary). I don't walk through 'bad' neighborhoods (at least, at night).

No, the deplorable rise in violence (20% over the past couple of years) is, as always, going to impact on the underprivileged who are least able to escape it. And it is a grim reminder that for the poor things are not getting any better at all.