Living in the country or in a rural are is much better all the way around than
living in a big city. According to Suzanne McLaren's and Lisa M. Hope's article "Rural-
Urban Differences In Reasons For Living" , residents living in regional cities and urban
areas reported fewer reasons to stay alive than those in regional towns and rural areas.
People in urban environments reported less survival and coping beliefs when faced with a
suicidal crisis, less responsibility and concern for their families and children, and fewer
moral objections to the act of suicide. People in rural areas reported more positive
reasons to live such as family and child related concerns, etc. Therefore, it is a beneficial
discovery that people living in rural areas and towns that are less populated are at an
advantage during a suicidal crisis, due to the lack of suicidal tendencies. Also, according
to Arina Gertseva's and Jennifer Schwartz's "Stability and Change In Female And Male
Violence Across Rural And Urban Countries" , two durable criminological patterns have
been higher crimes rates in urban compared to rural areas. According to an untitled
article by: Case, Philip, Farmers Weekly, 00148474, 9/14/2012, Vol. 158, Issue 11, rural
residents are more than twice as likely to love the area they live in compared with city
dwellers, says a new survey. The article discusses the NFU Mutual report which found
that rural residents such as in Yorkshire, the North East and the South West in England
are more than twice as likely to love the area they live in compared with city dwellers.
The Countryside Living Index survey conducted in April-June 2012 involved
1,300 rural residents, most of which were satisfied with the cost of living, health,
education and the environment. Results from the Reasons for Living Inventory revealed
significant differences as a function of residential location. Overall, residents in rural
locations reported having significantly more to live for than their urban counterparts.
Further analysis of six reasons for living(child, family, moral, social, coping and death-
related concerns) showed a pattern whereby residents in rural locations reported having
the most to live for, followed by regional residents, and urban residents who reported
having the least to live for. These findings are in contrast to increase of suicide rates in
rural areas, and highlight the need for a greater understanding of the mechanisms
underlying suicidal behavior.
According to "Stability and Change in Female Male violence in Rural Urban
Countries", their analysis of trends in violence revealed several important findings
about stability versus change in the rural-urban gap and the gender gap. First, the rural-
urban gap in violence has not shifted markedly over the past several decades. Across
contexts, rate changes tended to mirror one another in timing, direction, and rate of
change. Urban rates of homicide and robbery 1990s, but dropped precipitously over the
non-metropolitan areas also experienced declines in serious violence. Because male arrest
rates declined in all contexts since at least 1993–94,there has not been a marked shift in
the locus of violence to more rural areas. However, rate declines during the crime bust of
the 1990s were greater in heavily urbanized counties; urban centers contributed less to
the nation’s crime rate. Change was not of a magnitude that suggests substantial shifts in enduring inequalities across place or in the spatial distribution of violence, however.
In conclusion, Living in the country or in a rural are rather than living in a big city
is much more beneficial in many areas. It is better for one's mental health in general. It
is better for a person and their children's safety. And it is proven that people are overall
happier with their living situation in a rural area rather than in a big city. So for all these
reasons and due to all my research, it is a statistically proven discovery that country
living is much better than city living.