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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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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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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…

South Dakota’s 10 Safest Cities of 2018

Laura Craner | May 15, 2018 | Editorials, Focus on Community, General Safety, Reports

Every summer the quiet city of Brandon, South Dakota sees its streets filled with the rumble of hot rods, muscle cars, and sports cars.  All the classics roll into town and bring about 70,000 tourists…

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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…

Massachusetts’ 20 Safest Cities of 2018

Patrick Hearn | May 15, 2018 | Editorials, Focus on Community, General Safety, Reports

Massachusetts is famous for being one of the first American colonies—home to Plymouth Rock, and the birthplace of basketball. But did you know it’s also one of the safest states in the country? It’s clear…

Minnesota’s 20 Safest Cities of 2018

Patrick Hearn | May 15, 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 | 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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Georgia’s 50 Safest Cities of 2018

Christa Baxter | May 15, 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…