It is the snow.
S N O W.
Snow, which comes with cold weather, is the key to keeping Our Home And Native Land with a significantly lower rate of violence than, well, say, America.
Let's take Baltimore for example.
Just yesterday, [The Baltimore Sun] police reporter Justin Fenton tweeted:
2/15 at 10:56 am: I'm told this morning's shooting victim survived; we're working on our eighth murder-free day in a row. 17 compared w/ 30 this time last yr
Last week, during the second of two snow storms on Tuesday and Wednesday, we [The Baltimore Sun]reported:
The city that spawned Homicide: Life On The Street, The Wire and The Corner turned into Ottawa for a spell.
Baltimore Police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III just said at a city news conference that the most serious calls handled by police over the past day were two street robberies and a commercial burglary. "In the entire city, this is, like, incredible," Bealefeld said.
The spell is over: "This morning, we learn of two more shootings, in Northwest and West Baltimore, one of them fatal. Our murder-free week is over. A 21-year-old man was shot and killed on Woodland Avenue in Park Heights and a 30-year-old man was shot in the shoulder at a carryout on Frederick Avenue in West Baltimore. Police have identified the homicide victim as Daron Howard and said he was at his girlfriend's house when he received a call to come outside. When he stepped out, he was shot."