I am an on call school bus driver and I think it really depends on the neighborhood.
Now a Child can be taken in any neighborhood in any part of the world.
However, here in America, many People are driven by Fear and that is being capitalized on.
It starts at the top with Fear of Government and then down to Fear of each other and then fear on The News daily.
A sex pedophile is seen in New York and Fear spreads rapidly, it is like a bad virus.
Honestly if more people spent time talking to their neighbors than listening to the profit driven media, I truly believe we would find we are no more different than we were 100 years ago, just more people.
I bet the same question was asked during Roman times.
I quit watching TV about 12 years ago , I question everything I hear and seriously consider the source , their maturity level / motivation.
Remember the first Gulf war and the sale of Gas masks…then Y2K and how much money was generated by Fear…..all it takes is one tiny Flame to set a Forrest on fire and one gossipmonger to help the voters run for the cover of the next puppet master.
All That said Just take the usual precautions and get to know your Neighbours and it will dispel a lot of fear…
Ok That’s my ten cents..great question Thanks for Asking!!!