I started thinking a little more as to why this might be. I have come up with a number of possible reasons; society's general downward trend was the obvious one. I've ranted about this in the past. However, I think perhaps it's a combination of things. I think that actually the frequency of incidents that the general public has to endure have declined. In short, they're just not used to dealing with that sort of thing. This, to my mind, means the world has actually become a safer place.
What do you think?