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Safest Cities in Georgia, 2018

Georgia – A state forever associated with “The Deep South” and one of the original 13 colonies, it has played a pivotal role in much of earlier and more recent US history. Its present-day population is slightly over 10 million, of whom a little over half a million are assessed as being illegal immigrants.Once famed […]

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Safest Cities in Kansas, 2018

Kansas – A Midwestern state, it was colonized by immigrants from other Northern/Southern US States in a chaotic and violent process that proved to be an ominous precursor of the Civil War to come. While its population of 2.9 million is 34th in the country, it is spread over an area that makes Kansas the […]

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Safest Cities in Iowa, 2018

Iowa – A Midwestern state that was part of the famous “Louisiana Purchase” from Napoleonic France. Today the state’s flag continues to be a link to the French tricolor and history.Until as late as the 1980s, Iowa’s population was predominantly rurally-based and engaged in agricultural work. A farming crisis in the 1980s caused major economic […]

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Safest Cities in Idaho, 2018

Idaho – A north-Western state which shares a small border with Canada. Sections of the Rockies pass through Idaho which, despite its northerly and inland location, is protected from the worst of the winter weather by the Pacific’s coastal weather patterns. It has a population of around 1.6 million (2015 figures) which combined with its […]

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Safest Cities in Colorado, 2018

Colorado – well known for its role in the opening up of the West, this is one of the “open spaces” western states with a proud and very distinctive and independently-minded culture. The state’s population was around 5.5 million in 2018. Well over half of that figure lives in the greater Denver metropolitan area. By the […]

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Safest Cities in Arkansas, 2018

Arkansas – Originally part of the “Louisiana Purchase” from Napoleonic France, Arkansas is now well known as a Southern state with a great tradition in the arts. In 2017, estimates put the state’s population at around 3 million, making it the 33rd most populous of the states. That population is widely spread, resulting in it being […]

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Safest Cities in Alabama, 2018

The very name Alabama conjures up timeless images of the Deep South, warm nights, cotton, gracious manners, proud inhabitants and perhaps above all, the springboard for positive social change. Although the state has a proud history of agriculture, the 20th century introduced an increasingly industrialized and diverse economy. 7.26 Average violent crime per 1,000 38.55 Average […]

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Safest Cities in Arizona, 2018

Arizona – Once part of Mexico, this state is known for its wide open vistas, the Grand Canyon and its legendary historic “Western” status. It is ranked 14th in state population terms, with a 2017 estimate putting the total number of inhabitants at just over 7 million.Originally the state’s income was derived largely from natural resources, […]

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Safest Cities in Alaska, 2018

Alaska – famed for its natural unspoiled beauty and frontier-like culture. This is by far the largest state of the Union, being roughly twice the size of Texas. Around 80% of Alaska’s income economy is energy-based. Both the fishing and tourism industries are also major revenue generators.Although oil reserves are now declining, the gas sector remains […]

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