Security Center

News and Resources

2021 Safest College Campuses in America

Student's Walking happily

Methodology Top 25 Safest College Campuses The Safest College Campuses by State For the Media Although the heat of the summer is in full force, fall is just around the corner, and that means a new wave of students will be moving to campus to start their college journeys.  While admission acceptance, major selection, and

READ MORE

Firework Injuries in America—Put Your Knowledge to the Test

introduces the article "how many firework injuries happen on the 4th of July"

Summer is here, which means barbecues, sunscreen, and… injuries? Unfortunately, the 4th of July regularly ranks as one of the most dangerous holidays in America, and often turns backyard barbecues into trips to the hospital. Many Americans are more than happy to accept the potential risks associated with fireworks in exchange for some summer fun,

READ MORE

The Safest Cities for Cyclists in 2021

Top 10 safest cities for cyclists – table Safe city highlights Methodology About YourLocalSecurity.com In our last report on the safest cities to cycle, Davis, California, grabbed the safest city title. In 2021, things changed: some cities got a little bit safer, others let their guard down. Is your city keeping cyclists safely behind their

READ MORE

Your State’s Most-Searched Phobia | 2020

Each State's Most Common Fear

  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

READ MORE

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

READ MORE

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

READ MORE

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 YourLocalSecurity.com (YLS) are proud to introduce our latest installment of America’s Most-Searched Phobias. So let’s bump up the spook factor as we

READ MORE

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

READ MORE

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

READ MORE

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

READ MORE

This site is a U.S. Consumer site. You can learn more about our site and privacy policy here.