The Top 10 Safest Colleges in Texas

College-Bound Freshmen: See Which Colleges are the Safest in Your State in 2020 Living in Texas certainly has its perks. Between year-round warm weather,  a low cost of living, tons of post-college job opportunities, and TexMex everywhere, there are more than enough reasons to head to the Lone Star State. Beyond student-friendly rent, decent late-night

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2021 Safest College Campuses in America

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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

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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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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

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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

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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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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

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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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