I lived in New York for several years, never had a problem, felt very safe,
maybe the problem iis not rose colored glasses but rather the dark lenses that
some hold onto despite the facts they are presented with.
I just read a book recently about corruption in the NYPD which said that even in
the last 5 years there has been a major problem of under-reporting of crimes by
the NYPD in order to try help give a better appearance for the city - (i.e.
"Hey come visit! come move here! New York City is safe!"). this was
due to major top-down pressure coming from the higher ups in the police
department and the mayor's office. its hard to know what data
and statistics to trust nowadays.
Sadly crime and immorality are not synonymous. Perhaps the reason we see things
deteriorating around us and yet "crimes" are said to be less is because
laws change, they come and go.For example fornication, adultery,
sodomy, and even prostitution are or can be perfectly "legal" nowadays,
or else adultery laws etc are not prosecuted. Things that were illegal are now
legal, things that should be illegal are not, and laws are not always
prosecuted.You present a rosy picture but, in my "view",
rosy spectacles are tinted and do not give the clearest picture. Love also is
blind and many loving people consequently do not see well.I would
like to propose some additional views. "Law" also can be used to
perpetrate immoral preyings upon our fellow men. Can we at least agree that
judiciaries are not always wise, and in come cases perhaps not even ethical.
Many a man has been robbed by a pen or someone masquerading in judicial robes,
or, neatly attired in the very place of legislation, national or local, can
prescribe grievousness, and decree unrighteous decrees.