Crime rates are high in the United States but that should not deter parent from letting their kids go out and experience the world. Too many parents refuse to let their kids go to music festivals or various other events because what “might happen”. I know this just illustrates that the parents love them and are concerned for their well being, and that wonderful, but keeping your child sheltered can do a lot of harm. Parents need to let their kids go out and taste the fullness of life and experience the world. If you raised them right they will have enough common sense to stay out of potentially dangerous situations.