When I had my son I never asked that question. And perhaps because I've traveled extensively to developing nations all over the world and saw vasts amounts of poverty and children begging in the streets, I consider the majority of places in the nation "safe."
And "safe" is all so subjective and whenever someone poses this question it's nice to have them explain what they're fearful of, what does safe mean to them, etc.
I've just got done reading a great book: "Free Range Kids" Might be a good summer read??
Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner
EBA Portland, LLC
Exclusive Buyer Agency Since 1999