Ok! I'm nagging, but once again.
In 2003 New York had:
591 homicides, Sweden had 189.
NY had 1789 rapes,Sweden had 2565.
NY had 18764 aggravated assualts, Sweden had 65175.
NY had 29207 burgularies, Sweden had 122700.
NY have almost 1.5 times the population that the whole of Sweden has.
If Sweden were a city; where would you choose to live?
And I promise you that the numbers has not gone down here since then!
Source: National Council for Crime Prevention 2003.
(About the murder rates- you have to keep in mind that it is very hard to get someone convicted for murder here in Sweden. Most killers are just senteced for manslaughter.)