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Your State’s Most-Searched Phobia | 2020

  Phobias are more than being scared of the dark or the occasional Daddy Long Legs. While fear is an emotional response, phobias produce anxiety strong enough to affect someone’s quality of life.  For instance, if you have a general fear of flying, you may pop some sleeping meds ahead of your trip or stock


Each State’s Most Robbed City

  Whether you’re thinking about moving somewhere new or just want to be more aware of your surroundings, you want to know the greatest restaurants, the best schools, the most affordable shops—even the area’s crime rates. To aid in your efforts, the team at Your Local Security looked at the FBI’s annual crime data for


Safest & Most Affordable Cities for Renters

  Many factors play into how safe or affordable a city is. For starters, the more popular the city, the more competitive its housing. Other things, like crime, affect a city’s rental rate, as well. Based on these factors, we wanted to know which cities in America have both the lowest rent costs and the


The Safest Colleges Campuses in America in 2020

When soon-to-be high school grads decide which college to attend, location, sports, and Greek life are huge factors. But for college students planning for that first year away from home, safety should play an equally important role. Incoming freshmen can feel better entering college when they know their campus has crime prevention measures and crisis


Each State’s Most-Searched Phobia

  You might feel jumpy around spiders or shudder suddenly when peeking over a cliff. But what gives your neighbors the heebie-jeebies?  In the spirit of All Hallow’s Eve, the safety experts at (YLS) are proud to introduce our latest installment of America’s Most-Searched Phobias. So let’s bump up the spook factor as we


Safest and Most Dangerous Cities in America for Cyclists


With the Tour de France quickly approaching, millions of cyclists and viewers around the world are tuning their bikes and televisions to watch the big race. With pleas to increase cycling road safety, it’s clear the world cares about its cyclists staying safe. So, the team at YLS went to work studying US cycling data


Your Guide to the Nation’s Safest College Campuses in 2019

  Campus safety is a growing concern for individuals considering opportunities for higher education. No matter what academic field they pursue, students deserve to live and learn in a safe environment. The responsibility for campus safety falls on each college, with many of the best schools aligning with local law enforcement to create an optimal


Report: Adjusted Police Salaries by State

  Over 700,000 Americans have devoted themselves to the police workforce, putting their lives on the line to protect and serve the citizens they represent. Law enforcement officers are often the first responders in the face of an accident, emergency, or tragedy, yet despite their dedicated service, they often find themselves in a pay bracket


Gun Background Checks by State

For several hundred years, local and national legislation has attempted to balance the constitutional right to carry guns with the requirement that gun owners use them lawfully. This balance is struck through background checks processed via the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). Your Local Security (YLS) looked at the evolution of the


Children’s Safety Guide: 9 Ways You Can Keep Your Kids Secure at Home

Leaving your children home alone can be scary, but with today’s technology, there are more ways than ever to keep your family safe. We put together this list of nine safety tips every parent should know before leaving their child home alone. Use these tips to help keep your young ones safe.   Childproof Your


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