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SafeWise Safest Cities: Our Methodology

Alyssa Baker | May 15, 2018 | Editorials, Focus on Community, General Safety, Reports

The safety of a city can be a large factor in your decision to move, in the pride you feel towards your home, and in the well-being of you and your loved ones. We have…

30 Safest College Towns in America

Rebecca Edwards | Mar 30, 2018 | Focus on Community

Reputation, affordability, and a sense of belonging are all concerns that come up when you and your teen are selecting the right college. However, safety has become another top factor that both parents and students…

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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…

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The 20 Safest Cities in New Hampshire—2017

Rebecca Edwards | May 15, 2018 | Editorials, Focus on Community, General Safety, Reports

New Hampshire embraces technological innovation to help improve public safety statewide. The state is working to provide a “dedicated wireless broadband network” to its public safety community. The dedicated network will make sure that emergency…

The Most Pet-Friendly States in America

Monique Seitz-Davis | Dec 4, 2017 | 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…

The 10 Safest Cities in Nebraska—2017

Rebecca Edwards | May 15, 2018 | Editorials, Focus on Community, General Safety, Reports

Nebraska’s safest cities are holding strong in their efforts to protect citizens and keep their communities as crime-free as possible. This year, 60% of the safest cities on our list are repeats from last year….

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 New York—2017

Rebecca Edwards | May 15, 2018 | Editorials, Focus on Community, General Safety, Reports

New York ranks second in the nation for the lowest rate of property crime among the states SafeWise profiles for safest cities. The Empire State comes in at twenty-seven for violent crime, but it’s still…

The 5 Safest Cities in North Dakota—2017

Rebecca Edwards | May 15, 2018 | Editorials, Focus on Community, General Safety, Reports

North Dakota is taking a comprehensive approach to crime prevention as evidenced by the state legislature passing a set of bills aimed at reforming the corrections system. The bills address varying elements including sentencing guidelines,…