I feel safer in my uni town?Watch
- I went to London once on a school trip and I was so terrified of it all so I don't blame you!
It could very simply be that yes, where you live is a safer, more polite place. London is statistically the most crime ridden area of the the entire country (the high population and high population density I guess). Moving to a smaller town or city you probably notice that.
And its hard to deny the attitude in London; but its something that also exists in many other big cities. Very impersonal and a lack of communities. But that doesn't exist across the whole country, and the North East isn't the only place where people are nicer. I think most people are nice in reality; its the nasty ones we notice.
But there could also be other things.
At home in London you have been exposed to years of news stories, local talk and gossip etc. which talk about the dangers, the crime etc.; you may not have seen any, but you fear it because you know it exists. Where when you move to a new place, you haven't seen anything, you have not heard about those things either: so it may feel safer.
For example, we have all heard of the youngsters being stabbed on the streets in London, and some of us may fear that; but how many of us have actually seen it? If we were not in London, (lets use a town - Newquay in Cornwall for example) having not heard anything about stabbings or seen anybody being stabbed on the street, would we fear it there?
There maybe a psychological factor. The grass is always greener. Away from home, enjoying uni, independence and life in general; you're surroundings may feel better than London even if they are very similar. Especially if you associate London with more negative factors at home.
If it is genuinely somewhere you're happy with and somewhere you feel at home, perhaps think about moving there properly when you finish uni.