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Top 100 Safest Cities in America, 2018

In light of the distressing spate of mass shootings plaguing the nation in recent years and rising violent crime rates in major urban areas, Americans have every right to be concerned for their safety and well-being.While the U.S. isn’t exactly a warzone; crime rates have trended downward dramatically in every region of the country over […]

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Safest Cities in North Dakota, 2018

North Dakota – Widely associated with open plains and native Americans, today the state is a hub of natural resource extraction and agriculture. Very sparsely populated until comparatively recently, even today, its population of only 0.7 million is spread over the 19th largest state by area. This gives North Dakota the 4th lowest population density […]

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Safest Cities in South Dakota, 2018

South Dakota – A major agricultural grassland state, it is instinctively associated with ranching and its troubled late 19th century history with respect to its Native American population. Home to Mount Rushmore, the state takes its name from the indigenous Native American tribes. Today it’s still home to a large Native American population. The state’s […]

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Safest Cities in Tennessee, 2018

Tennessee – This southeastern state is well-known for its frontier history, Nashville music, Elvis Presley’s home – and whisky. Originally part of North Carolina, North Carolina was a frontier territory for quite some time . It rapidly diversified into agriculture and latterly industry from the Second World War, however. In addition to its many historic […]

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Safest Cities in Texas, 2018

Texas – A byword for independence and pride, this state was once a fully independent republic. Although associated with ideas of “desert”, Texas, in reality, has less than 10% of its territory so designated. It has a significant Spanish/Mexican cultural legacy arising from its diverse history.Texas is the 2nd largest state after Alaska. 28.7 million […]

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Safest Cities in Utah, 2018

Utah has a lot going for it: the state has many beautiful mountain ranges, including the Wasatch Range and the Uinta Mountains, whose peaks top 13,000 feet, and is the location of the Great Salt Lake, the largest salt water lake in the Western Hemisphere. The Beehive State also boasts the least income inequality of […]

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Safest Cities in Vermont, 2018

In contrast to some of its northeastern neighbors, Vermont is a quiet, woodsy state known for being the leading producer of maple syrup in the country. The Green Mountain State also deserves recognition for leading the way in a number of progressive causes, including being the first to abolish slavery within its borders, and allowing […]

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Safest Cities in Virginia, 2018

Virginia – The name Virginia inspires images of the “Old South” and a lengthy colonial history. Although widely believed to have been named after Elizabeth I of England in the 16th century, this is not entirely clear. The state is famous for its role in early US history, as it was influential in the Revolutionary […]

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Safest Cities in Washington, 2018

Washington – The north-western state famed for its wild countryside and natural resources. Washington state is home to a high life expectancy, coupled with good health indices and a reputation for both liberal lifestyles and laws. The population is around 7.5 million. Roughly 60% of the population lives in the greater Seattle area. The state […]

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