As a person who experienced life in both the US and Germany first-hand, I can attest that there are some things Germany definitely does better than the US.
I lived in NYC, and now I live in Berlin. Both are metropoleis with a large cosmopolitan population, but I’ve only ever felt safe in one of them: Berlin. As a woman who bikes, walks, and uses public transports to get around, this matters a lot.
Also, compare the number of mass shootings in Germany and the US and you’ll know right away where it is more dangerous to live. According to the New York Times, “In Germany, being murdered with a gun is as uncommon as being killed by a falling object in the United States.”