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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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,…

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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…

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

Alexia Chianis | Mar 29, 2018 | Safety Tips

It’s important to be proactive about your safety, especially when it comes to choosing a place to live. After all, the safety of your neighborhood impacts everything from your happiness and sense of security to…

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Home Automation Guide for Beginners

Alexia Chianis | Feb 26, 2018 | Home Safety

Once thought of as a passing trend, home automation is here to stay. Nearly 30% of Americans already own at least one smart home product,1 and Parks Associates reports that half of all United States…

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The 20 Safest Cities in Colorado—2017

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

From small, quaint towns like Severance and Platteville to much larger cities such as Parker and Centennial, Colorado’s safest places to live all have one thing in common—a commitment to citizens’ well-being. But the state’s…

The 20 Safest Cities in Arkansas—2017

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

With Arkansas’s centuries-old farmland, abundant wilderness, and renowned hot springs, we’re not the least surprised it’s nicknamed The Natural State. The exceptionally low crime rates of its twenty safest communities, however, do have us in…

The 5 Safest Cities in Nevada — 2017

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

Nevada is famed for its casinos and swaths of sunset-hued desert, but we’d like to recognize its commitment to pedestrian safety. The state has adopted not only stringent school zone laws to help keep its…

The 20 Safest Cities in Missouri—2017

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

Whether you’re drawn to a small-town vibe or feel right at home in a big city, Missouri has a place for you. And there’s plenty to do, like explore any one of the state’s eighty-seven…

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The 20 Safest Cities in Florida—2017

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

Florida is famed for its innovative space center, abundant theme parks, and pristine beaches, but the Sunshine State also deserves recognition for its safety record. Overall, Florida has a lower property crime rate than its…