Tamarra Kemsley

Tamarra graduated with a BA in communications in 2012 and with an MA in Islam and the Middle East from Jerusalem's Hebrew University in 2015. You can follow her on Twitter @tamarranicole.

Posts by Tamarra Kemsley

Dawn in the Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee, USA.

Tennessee’s 20 Safest Cities of 2018

Tamarra Kemsley | Jul 9, 2018 | Editorials, Focus on Community, General Safety, Reports

Tennessee may be home to some of the highest crime rates in the country, but as the latest FBI report details, it’s also home to safe havens. The database identifies more than twenty cities and…

Beautiful Vista of Mount Hood in Oregon, USA.

Oregon’s 20 Safest Cities of 2018

Tamarra Kemsley | Jun 4, 2018 | Focus on Community

Residents of Oregon are 34% less likely to find themselves the victim of violent crime compared to the average American, according to the latest FBI crime report. Zoom in on individual towns like Beaverton and…

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50 Most Dangerous Cities in America

Tamarra Kemsley | Jun 6, 2018 | Focus on Community

If you’re looking to put down roots far from the sounds of sirens and stories of crime, you would do well to opt for a town in regions other than the southern United States. This…

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Oklahoma’s 20 Safest Cities of 2018

Tamarra Kemsley | May 15, 2018 | Editorials, General Safety, Reports

The latest FBI report on Oklahoma crime shows rates well below the national average in many towns throughout the state, with locales like Hinton and Nichols Hills reporting zero cases of violent crime. The news…

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Wyoming’s 10 Safest Cities of 2018

Tamarra Kemsley | May 15, 2018 | Editorials, Focus on Community, General Safety, Reports

Even as the country has undergone a year-over-year increase in violent crime, Wyoming has held out as an oasis of relative safety. This is according to the FBI’s most recent crime report, which found the…

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South Carolina’s 20 Safest Cities of 2018

Tamarra Kemsley | May 15, 2018 | Editorials, Focus on Community, General Safety, Reports

The past few years have not been particularly kind to South Carolina, which has repeatedly served as a violent battleground for the nation’s war over race and racism in the United States. But how representative…