John Stossel: The World Is Safer Now Than Ever Before

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Americans now face beheadings, gang warfare, Ebola, ISIS, and a new war in Syria. People assume that the world has gotten more dangerous and crime has gotten worse. But the opposite is true, notes John Stossel.

Over the past two decades, murder and robbery in the U.S. are down by more than half, and rape by a third. Terrorism is a threat, but deaths from war are a fraction of what they were half a century ago. We wax nostalgic about the past, but the past was much nastier than today. 

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