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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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 | Aug 17, 2018 | Buyers Guides

There are plenty of pet cameras on the market that can offer animal owners priceless peace of mind. To help you find the perfect cam to keep an eye on your pet, we’ve researched dozens of pet cameras and chosen eight that offer distinct advantages over their competitors.

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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…

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10 Surprising Home Burglary Stats and Facts

Alexia Chianis | Aug 14, 2018 | Safety Tips

Here are ten surprising facts about burglary—and preventative tips—everyone concerned about home security should know.

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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,…

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5 Personal Safety and Self Defense Tools

Alexia Chianis | Apr 20, 2018 | Equipment Reviews

It’s unsettling to think about being attacked, but according to a Gallup poll, approximately 45% of women say they don’t feel safe walking near their home at night.1 Women aged eighteen to twenty-nine report feeling…

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How Safe Is Your Neighborhood? Use These 5 Tools to Find Out

Alexia Chianis | Aug 13, 2018 | Safety Tips

When choosing a place to live, safety is at the top of the priority list. Fortunately, there are online tools to help you check neighborhood crime rates.