Singer Seal has hit out at the rise of crime in his native Britain, branding London a more dangerous city than Los Angeles.
The 45-year-old spent 27 years in England's capital before moving to Los Angeles with his supermodel wife Heidi Klum.
And he insists he feels safer bringing up his children in the Californian city - because London's streets are now ridden with violence.
He says, "L.A. is no more dangerous than London - in fact, you could say it's less so.
"But I think it's more dangerous all over the world. We live in a very reckless age. Over a period of time we've witnessed the deconstruction of family values, and I think that's the problem."