Originally Posted by Sunset
Cannot be the answer as Canada has a very diverse society without the high homicide rates.
Watch any movie and see what answer the hero has for solving conflict, then think how if you lived in Canada, you can easily reach for a bat/knife/club. It does not feel the same and its not what the hero used....
Easy access can lead impulsive folks to bad actions.
Hm, wikipedia says 19.07% of Canada's population is of a "visible minority" -- black, East Asian, South Asian, Arab, etc., etc. The demographic numbers in the entry for the US says 62% of our population is white non-Hispanic. The numbers don't correspond directly, but I surmise from them that the US population is twice as ethnically diverse as Canada's. Wikipedia isn't the last word on such research, but ...
I do agree that Canada is a peaceable country, and I've always felt safe there (although I did get panhandled pretty aggressively once in Vancouver).