Alexia Chianis

Wanderlust junky and mom of two, Alexia is a former police officer and U.S. Army Captain who draws on her experiences to write about a myriad of safety topics.

Posts by Alexia Chianis

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Florida’s 20 Safest Cities of 2018

Alexia Chianis | Jun 11, 2018 | Focus on Community

The 2018 Valentine’s Day shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, left the state’s fourth-safest city—and the nation—in disbelief. While it was a heartbreaking reminder that even traditionally low-crime areas aren’t immune…

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Las 20 ciudades más seguras de New Mexico en 2018

Alexia Chianis | May 21, 2018 | Focus on Community

New Mexico no va a permitir que las crecientes tasas de criminalidad tomen la magia de la llamada Tierra del Encanto. Con la temporada electoral a la vuelta de la esquina, los republicanos y demócratas…

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Las 20 ciudades más seguras de Arizona en 2018

Alexia Chianis | May 21, 2018 | Focus on Community

Como es de esperarse, las tasas de criminalidad varían de un estado a otro, incluso de una región a otra. Por ejemplo, en base al informe criminal más reciente del FBI, la región occidental de…

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Utah’s 20 Safest Cites of 2018

Alexia Chianis | May 21, 2018 | Editorials, Focus on Community, General Safety, Reports

Utah is known for its natural wonders and strong religious roots, but it’s also a safe place to live, work, and play. Based on the most recent FBI crime report, the Beehive State’s violent crime…

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Connecticut’s 20 Safest Cities of 2018

Alexia Chianis | May 21, 2018 | Editorials, Focus on Community, General Safety, Reports

With a violent crime rate 42% lower than the national average, Connecticut is lauded as one of the safest states in America—but its leaders aren’t sitting idle. They continue to seek ways to further reduce…

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Idaho’s 10 Safest Cities of 2018

Alexia Chianis | May 15, 2018 | Editorials, Focus on Community, General Safety, Reports

Every state has its challenges, but safety isn’t at the top of the list in Idaho. Based on the most recent FBI crime report, Idaho reported approximately 33,000 crimes in 2016. While that’s a slight…

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Iowa’s 20 Safest Cities of 2018

Alexia Chianis | May 15, 2018 | Editorials, Focus on Community, General Safety, Reports

With fewer than four crimes reported for every 1,000 people, Iowa’s violent crime rate is nearly 15% lower than the national average. But even in historically low-crime states, personal safety shouldn’t be taken for granted….

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Montana’s 10 Safest Cities of 2018

Alexia Chianis | May 15, 2018 | Editorials, Focus on Community, General Safety, Reports

If you live in one of the ten safest cities in Montana, violent crime isn’t a pervasive problem. Based on the most recent FBI crime report, the average violent crime rate of these cities was…

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8 Pet Cameras Every Pet Owner Should Know About

Alexia Chianis | Mar 28, 2018 | SafeWise Recommends

You take great pains to secure your home and loved ones — but what about the furry or feathered members of your family? Have you ever wanted to check in on the well-being of sick…

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Wisconsin’s 20 Safest Cities of 2018

Alexia Chianis | May 15, 2018 | Editorials, Focus on Community, General Safety, Reports

Wisconsin is famous for its cheese, but we think its low-crime cities deserve recognition of their own. On average, violent crimes made up less than 2.5% of all crimes reported by the state’s twenty safest…