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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…

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New Mexico’s 20 Safest Cities of 2018

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

New Mexico isn’t about to let rising crime rates take the magic from the Land of Enchantment. With election season just around the corner, Republicans and Democrats are working towards bipartisan solutions. As of early…

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Idaho’s 10 Safest Cities of 2018

Alexia Chianis | May 15, 2018 | Editorials, Focus on Community, General Safety, Reports

Every state has its challenges, but safety isn’t at the top of the list in Idaho. Based on the most recent FBI crime report, Idaho reported approximately 33,000 crimes in 2016. While that’s a slight…

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Iowa’s 20 Safest Cities of 2018

Alexia Chianis | May 15, 2018 | Editorials, Focus on Community, General Safety, Reports

With fewer than four crimes reported for every 1,000 people, Iowa’s violent crime rate is nearly 15% lower than the national average. But even in historically low-crime states, personal safety shouldn’t be taken for granted….

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West Virginia’s 20 Safest Cities of 2018

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

Over the last few years, West Virginia has been in the news a lot: the successful teacher strikes, a Democrat governor joining the Republican Party while in office, President Donald Trump speaking at the 2017…