^^All very nice stats, but both the UK and Australia while having a higher crime rate, have a lower murder rate per capita than the US.
So using those stats (as well as others that have been posted) despite the UK with 4 times the violent crime rate than the US, you are around 4 times less likely to be murdered.
So which would people rather have, a higher chance of being a victim of a crime, or a higher chance of being murdered?
And no you can't answer neither, which we would of course all want.
And of course, you have to ask are crime figures recorded differently now, are people more willing to report crime now etc...