America’s Most Dangerous States

America’s crime rates have vastly improved in recent decades: The last quarter century witnessed unprecedented declines in both violent and property crimes. Yet, despite these positive developments, the general public remains deeply concerned about safety and criminality within their own communities. In fact, Americans consistently express that crime is increasing throughout the country, despite statistical evidence to the contrary…. View Article

Food Safety

Have you ever looked at the suggested expiration date for food in your fridge and wondered, “What’s the worst that could happen?” Eating food that’s gone bad is no joke, and in some cases, the consequences can be severe. According to the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention, 1 in 6 Americans get sick each… View Article

Germs in your Bathroom

For a place devoted to personal hygiene, the bathroom can get plenty unsanitary. From hair in the sink to toothpaste smeared on the counter, the aftermath of our grooming is often ugly. Because cleaning the bathroom isn’t exactly enjoyable, it can easily get kicked down the to-do list. In fact, a recent survey found scrubbing… View Article

Important Safety Rules To Teach Your Children

The fact is, every responsible parent is concerned about their children’s safety. At the same time, it is important for kids to socialize at a young age and be able to have a certain level of freedom to grow and develop independence. It’s all about finding a healthy balance, which can be tough. While ideal,… View Article

A Guide to Home Safety: Identifying and Preventing Hazards

For most, the word “home” conjures up feelings of safety, warmth, and security. After spending heaps of time, money, and efforts into buying or renting a home, people are often too exhausted to even begin thinking about how to prevent hazards or accidents. The truth is, most mishaps at home can be easily prevented, which… View Article

The Ultimate Guide to Baby & Childproofing Your Home

Getting ready for a baby’s arrival involves a lot more than just buying a crib, stroller, and boxes of diapers. While newborns don’t start moving right away, it’s smart to take the necessary precautions to make your residence a safe one for them. Starting early will make things easier when your child becomes mobile. Keep… View Article

Residential Fire Prevention and Safety Guide

Time is of essence when it comes to fires at home. In just two short minutes, a fire can become life-threatening. In five minutes, an entire home can be engulfed in flames! With that said, it’s important for residents and families to become familiar with how fire works, the main causes of home fires, and… View Article

Secrets in the Home

Sharing a home can expedite intimacy: Nothing says transparency like folding your partner’s underwear. But even among cohabiting couples, there’s significant disagreement about how much to disclose to each other. In one camp, we find the “reveal, don’t conceal” theorists, who feel partners should share as much as possible. Others believe, however, they can spare… View Article

Rewrite the Rules

Across the American political spectrum, no documents are more revered than the Constitution and Bill of Rights. No child goes without studying their importance in school, and politicians of every stripe repeatedly invoke their principles. But despite the hallowed place these amendments enjoy in our culture, our objections and interpretations are another matter altogether. When… View Article

Mardi Gras Crime Reports

As parties go, it’s hard to beat the jubilation of Mardi Gras. Derived from the region’s deep French roots and injected with plenty of Cajun culture, the festivities are a point of pride for New Orleans natives, giving proof to the city’s boundless spirit through the decades. Although associated parades occur over several weeks, the… View Article

Locking Your Doors

Property crime offenses have been on the decline for the past 10 years, but a burglary still occurs every 20 seconds. While break-ins may seem random, there are certain things burglars look for – including an unlocked door. After knocking on the front door to check if residents are home, a simple turn of the… View Article

A Nation of Neighbors

Love them or hate them, you’re stuck with your neighbors … until a for-sale sign pops up, of course. Knowing the people who live nearby can ensure the safety of your home – an extra pair of eyes on your house while you’re away doesn’t hurt – but being a nice neighbor is also just… View Article

Down the Drain Guide

Having to call a plumber to take a look at your toilet or drain because they have been clogged can be embarrassing and quite a hassle. Even though it may seem like common sense what can and can’t be flushed and put down the drain, this is a topic that is often overlooked or taken… View Article

Stealing Strangers’ Stuff

In 2014, the FBI reported a robbery every 1.6 minutes in the U.S., a burglary every 18.2 seconds, and a larceny-theft (like pickpocketing or purse snatching) every 5.4 seconds. This means there were more than three burglaries every minute, 198 every hour, and 4,608 every day…

Downloading Anxiety

Like some of the stories they present, there is much debate over the role the media play in American lives and politics. President Donald Trump believes that some of the biggest news outlets are fake news. Other sources say the role of investigative journalism has never been more important than it is today.

How Protected Are You

We all wish for a safer community and are fortunate to have people who are willing to fight crime. In fact, law enforcement agencies must continuously strategize and stay on top of current trends, local issues, and new methods to ensure the safety of communities.

Privacy And Technology

Most people know by now social media isn’t free – it’s paid for with the collection of its users’ sometimes-sensitive information. Your GPS system keeps track of your movements, and your smart TV or webcam can watch you.

Gun Laws and Deaths

Firearm legislation is a much discussed issue these days, and there are many opinions that surround it. Statistics can even be unpacked to adhere to certain viewpoints on the topic.

Most Dangerous School Zones

Violent crime in the U.S. is up by almost 4 percent, according to the latest data from the FBI. Continue reading to see what we uncovered about the most dangerous school areas in America.

Community Safety Guide

There are many ways you can be a vigilant citizen and keep your family, your neighbors, and yourself safe. We have compiled different pieces of insight from experts in the field to shed light on the subject:

Is it Worth Dying For

We asked what security measures they would put in place to protect themselves. Continue reading to see what we uncovered.

Kids Safety in the Digital Age

With kids growing up in a digital age, it can be a challenge for modern parents to monitor their activity on the Internet without becoming overly protective…

Hate on Social Media

The way we communicate is evolving. As we enter an increasingly more digital world, communication through social media has become more important than ever.

Criminal Confessions

When most of us think of criminals, we often imagine faceless individuals unlike ourselves, a vague group committing destructive acts against society, and often not facing justice for their actions. But we don’t usually think of criminals as the everyday people around us.

You Might be a Stalker

We wondered what kinds of stalkerish behavior people are inclined to commit – as well as what actions people think are entirely beyond the pale – so we asked 2,000 men and women to share their deepest and darkest stalking moments.

Crime Amoung Us

Whether you’re at school, the grocery store, a concert, or a sporting event, there’s a high likelihood that at least one perpetrator is nearby. On any given day, you could encounter anywhere from one to 1,000 criminals, depending on the space you’re sharing. Crime is alive and well in America, and it may be closer… View Article

Emergency Prep Guide

It’s not everyday that we think about preparing our homes for emergencies, because who wants to think about the worst happening? However, every now and then, there will be moments when the worst does happen — and we’ll wish we were more prepared.

A Comprehensive Guide to Securing Your Home

Home security is an important topic to address because burglaries happen on a regular basis due to neglect from homeowners and renters. To prevent break-ins, people have to become familiar with ways on protecting their homes and be aware of the tips on how to deal and report a crime to the police if they… View Article

Kids Safety Guide

Our children are our most prized treasures. They are the human beings who embody all of our hopes and dreams for the future. We invest in them with our finances, shower them with our attention, and hold them close in hopes to protect them from harm’s way.

In the Line of Duty

There have been over 80 police officers killed in the line of duty since January 2016, according to Also, almost 30 K-9s have perished while helping their officers serve. Compare that with 130 officer deaths and 27 K-9 deaths last year, and it becomes clear that the issue isn’t going away anytime soon. The… View Article