Burglary, drug related, and domestic abuse problems are the most prevalent crimes in rural America. Really, it is very different than city living. Not much violence in comparison. Do your homework and pick a safe area; there are many. An hour from LA, that is not rural or isolated, and probably high-crime. Check central and north Nevada, eastern California, Arizona outside of the center, and New Mexcio away from Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Taos, and Las Cruces.
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