Why does the USA seem to have a higher crime rate than other OECD countries?
Even though France and Sweden have higher crime rates than the USA, why do I have an impression that the USA is more crime-ridden than other OECD countries?
Also, even though Russia has a much lower crime rate than the USA, why do I have an impression that it is a more violent country than the USA (e.g. Russian mafia, etc.)?
Is it because of Hollywood movies, media, or international politics?