I don't go off the media, and the media doesn't even report on Brazil. I base this off statistics, and it's a proven fact that Brazil is a lot more dangerous than the U.S on average.
Brazil has a murder rate of 30 per 100,000
and the U.S has 5 per 100,000
To say the U.S is even close to as dangerous as Brazil is just being totally ignorant.
To compare, the largest city in the U.S has a murder rate of around 2-4 per 100,000 (NYC)
While Sao Paulo has a murder rate of around 10 per 100,000.