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Nevada’s 5 Safest Cities of 2018

Alexia Chianis | Jul 20, 2018 | Focus on Community

Like many states, Nevada is facing an opioid crisis. But we’re glad to see its leaders aren’t sitting idle. On the heels of receiving a $5 million grant to combat the epidemic, lawmakers recently implemented…

North Dakota’s 10 Safest Cities of 2018

Alexia Chianis | Jul 20, 2018 | Focus on Community

If you’re looking for the good life, put North Dakota at the top of your list. Along with a stunning landscape, this expansive midwestern state offers quality jobs, friendly folks, and plenty of safe cities…

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How to Avoid Becoming Shark Bait – A Decade of Shark Attacks

SafeWise Team | Jul 19, 2018 | Focus on Community

People have always been intrigued by sharks, as they are equally fascinating and terrifying. The media has a feeding frenzy every time a shark is spotted, one of Hollywood’s most iconic movies—Jaws—was based on the…

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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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The Most Pet-Friendly States in America

Monique Seitz-Davis | Jul 19, 2018 | Focus on Community

Are your pets more like furry members of your family? If so, you’re probably interested to know which states in America provide the most enriching and safest environment for animals. To find out, we took…

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The 50 Safest Cities to Raise a Child in 2018

Rebecca Edwards | Jun 29, 2018 | Focus on Community

Keeping kids safe is a parent’s top priority, and despite crime rates being lower overall, the 24-hour news cycle can make you feel like trouble is lurking around every corner. The good news is that…

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The Biggest Threats by Age Group

SafeWise Team | Jun 13, 2018 | Focus on Community

  Share on Facebook Content warning: This content includes information about difficult experiences that could be upsetting for some readers. The odds of dying from a shark attack are 11.5 million to one—and sadly, there…

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5 Years of Hurricanes: Which States Were Hurt the Most?

Rebecca Edwards | Jun 8, 2018 | Focus on Community

2017 was the most expensive year on record for weather-related disasters across the US, racking up an estimated $310 billion in damage.¹ That beats the previous record ($219 billion in 2005) by almost $100 billion….

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Florida’s 20 Safest Cities of 2018

Alexia Chianis | Jun 11, 2018 | Focus on Community

The 2018 Valentine’s Day shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, left the state’s fourth-safest city—and the nation—in disbelief. While it was a heartbreaking reminder that even traditionally low-crime areas aren’t immune…