Firework Injuries in America—Put Your Knowledge to the Test

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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,

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Safest & Most Dangerous Metro Areas for Trick or Treating

Want a Treat instead of a Trick on Halloween this year? The team at YourLocalSecurity.com (YLS) did some research to determine which US metro areas are the safest to take your costume-cloaked kiddos around the neighborhood with their pumpkin pails in 2018. The team analyzed four data points—percent of trick-or-treaters, pedestrian car deaths, violent crime

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Crime Trends in the US: Which 50 Cities Have the Most Dramatic Changes

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Which US cities are getting more dangerous over time? Which are getting safer? The team at YLS tracked down FBI crime trends from 2006 to 2016 to determine which US cities have seen the sharpest increases and decreases in crime over the past ten years. Check out the below crime map to see how your

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Most Common Scams by State

Debt collection scams and fraudulent robocalls are on the rise in the US, with millions of Americans targeted annually by scam artists. In fact, Federal Trade Commission (FTC) data shows there were nearly 2.7 million reports of scams in 2017 alone. In honor of National Safety Month, the team at Your Local Security dug into

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