This is what it is to live in Vladimir Putin’s Russia.
POLICE PER HUNDRED THOUSAND CITIZENS
United States: 226.7
HOMICIDE PER HUNDRED THOUSAND CITIZENS
United States: 4.7
The worst of all possible worlds. Russia has all the disadvantages of a massive police state with none of the benefits. Freedom, creativity and innovation are destroyed but the streets are not made safer. Russia has twice the police presence that the USA does (and twice the expense and loss of freedom that implies), and twice the crime.