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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Utah’s 20 Safest Cites of 2018

Alexia Chianis | May 18, 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 18, 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…

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Arizona’s 20 Safest Cities of 2018

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

As you might expect, crime rates vary from state to state, and even region to region. For example, based on the most recent FBI crime report, the Western region of the US had a higher…

Burglar with crowbar trying to enter house, stealing valuables

10 Surprising Home Burglary Stats and Facts

Alexia Chianis | Apr 2, 2018 | Safety Tips

A burglary takes place about every eighteen seconds in the United States. That adds up to nearly 200 per hour, and approximately 4,800 every day. These are startling statistics, but they highlight the fact that…

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Alaska’s 5 Safest Cities of 2018

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

Like the rest of the US, Alaska experienced an uptick in violent crime from 2015 to 2016, according to the most recent FBI crime report. However, Alaska’s murder rate decreased over the same time period,…