Well I live in the biggest city in Idaho which is really small compared to "big" cities. Sure we have crime but not like "big" cites. At minimum the volume of crime is less, so comparatively I feel safer. EXCEPT, I think we sometimes forget the rural threat that may exist because of small population. Here is my point, I love being out on the desert, camping in the mountains, exploring mountain logging roads and finding places where other people don't go. I don't drink, do drugs, hang out with bad folks, or even stick around when things get loud. I would consider myself in the safest enviournment a normal human could be in. But, what if during my "adventures" in the wild, I come accros by accident, a drug lab, pot farm, drug deal in progress, sex crime in progress or even if I am percieved as a target by younger, stronger group of bad guys, now all this safe lifestyle and perhaps false sense of security goes out the window. Why do I carry in safe rural Idaho? Because Murphy's law is alive and well. Sometimes, no matter what, bad things are thrust upon the inocent, the aware, the safe, the good guy, the minding my own business kind of person. Everytime I am tempted to NOT carry that chunk of iron on my hip, I have this little self talk.