"American cities are, in the minds of many, quite intimidating. They are congested, noisy, dirty, too difficult to drive in, and, of course, the home of muggers, rapists and murderers. For these and other reasons, too many people avoid the opportunities and fail to appreciate the joys that come with city experiences."
Smolski, Chester, "Seeing the City Through Suburban Eyes" (1991). Smolski Texts. 293.