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There Might Be Danger Everywhere, But Most of It Comes from Ourselves
So, yes. There is danger in Brooklyn. Just last night, I was walking home after dinner and a rat jumped on my foot. It was fucking disgusting and, yes, maybe I should get tested for the bubonic plague or something. I mean, it didn't bite me, but still. I routinely convince myself that I have rabies despite almost never leaving my apartment and having virtually no contact with wildlife. Anyway, this is not about me, this is about us, as a borough. And the dangers that are in our lives. Well, as it turns out, there's not that much danger! At least not from our fellow New Yorkers. Gothamist reports that 2012 is shaping up to be a year when the suicide rate in the city is lower than the homicide rate. And the homicide rate is on pace to be the lowest since 1960. So, New Yorkers, well done! Now that we know how to treat each other nicely, maybe we can work on being nicer to ourselves.