Can I run away to nyc and have the streets raise me?
Those cities are still near the top of the worlds most dangerous places (only over-shadowed by some South American cities now). You would actually do better in a third world country like the Philippines.
Says the shut-in who's incapable of keeping up with the news and has never visited a big city.
The murder rate per capita in large US cities is a tiny bit higher than in the rural areas and suburbs. And it's mostly just bangers killing each other.
4 murders per year per 100,000 people in NYC. I like them odds.
The murder rate in the Phillipines is 9 per 100,000.
I'd suggest not. I lived on the street in NYC for three years. Got addicted to heroin, begged for spare change, got beat up a few times.
Unless you have a stash of money that you can support yourself for a long time I'd suggest you not do this.
This was a while ago. I'm OK now.
No, You'd "never" do heroin but when you're sitting there with nothing and another homeless person who has just scored asks if you want a try, you'll say yes. Fuck, I hadn't even smoked weed until I got to NYC.