Editorials

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Arizona’s 20 Safest Cities of 2018

Alexia Chianis | Aug 30, 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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Georgia’s 50 Safest Cities of 2018

Christa Baxter | Aug 30, 2018 | Editorials, Focus on Community, General Safety, Reports

Georgia, also known as the Empire of the South, is famous for its luscious peaches, its aviation history, the headquarters of Coca-Cola—and, in 2017, for a political spat over its safety record. After civil rights…

Minnesota’s 20 Safest Cities of 2018

Patrick Hearn | Aug 30, 2018 | Editorials, Focus on Community, General Safety, Reports

Home to twenty of the 2018 US Olympic athletes (and the majority of the Curling Team), Minnesota has a lot to be proud of.1 The Land of 10,000 Lakes is not only a wonderland for…

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Alaska’s 5 Safest Cities of 2018

Alexia Chianis | Aug 30, 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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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…

Missouri’s 20 Safest Cities of 2018

Laura E. Hilton | Jul 9, 2018 | Editorials, Focus on Community, General Safety, Reports

Missouri has seen a slight uptick in crime over the last couple years, according to the 2016 FBI crime reports, though the cities that made our list all come in well under state and national…

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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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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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Delaware’s 10 Safest Cities of 2018

Laura E. Hilton | May 15, 2018 | Editorials, Focus on Community, General Safety, Reports

For a state that’s home to one of the most violent cities in America, crime and safety can be a real worry, but there is some good safety news coming out of Delaware recently. Many…