The problem is, is that the 2% of cunts out there get 80% of the headlines. It is for this reason we think the worl is turning to shit, it is not. Most people are good people.
I remember growing up and there were something like 20 burglaries in our village over a very short space of time. I thought the same, but in fact it i was only 1 person causing all the worry and commotion.
Shit thing to happen to anyone, and I hope your lad is OK.