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City vs. Country: Guess Which Is Safer?

City vs. Country: Guess Which Is Safer?
Posted July 23rd, 2013 @ 12:05pm by Kate Seamons, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– Contrary to what Law & Order has taught you, when it comes to safety you're better off in the city than the country. Time flags a new study out today that compares large US cities to rural areas, and finds that the risk of injury death (this includes everything from car accidents to drownings to shootings, and researchers reviewed almost 1.3 million of them) is 22% higher in rural areas, as compared to big cities. If you're not buying it,Time does temper the finding by acknowledging that homicide risk is higher in cities.

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