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Safest Cities in West Virginia, 2018

West Virginia – Part of what is called “the Appalachian Region”, the state was formed when some union-minded counties of Virginia refused to accept their state’s succession to join the Confederate State, and in turn voted to leave Virginia. The state is known for its heavy industry and coal exploitation, plus its mountainous territory, which […]

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Safest Cities in Wisconsin, 2018

Wisconsin – In the north midwest, this state is located in the general “Great Lakes” area. It is well-known for its dairy industry. The state is also a recognized center of US German and Scandinavian culture, arising from late 19th century immigration. It is second only to Michigan in its great lakes coastline. Wisconsin has […]

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Safest Cities in Wyoming, 2018

Wyoming – A state that suggests open spaces and plains. Almost half of the state’s land is owned by the government. It retains, through an association with the individual and westward expansion, that is engrained to folklore. The population of only approximately 579,000 is spread over the 10th largest state area in the US. This […]

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Safest Cities in Minnesota, 2018

Minnesota – Called “the land of 10,000 lakes”, this mid-western state was sold to the early USA by France as part of the Louisiana Purchase. For many years, it was known as a great center of prairie agriculture but by the mid-20th century, it had also developed a thriving industrial presence. Today that industrial base […]

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Safest Cities in Mississippi, 2018

Mississippi – The state’s name suggests warm nights, exotic wildlife, music and a French legacy. Originally under French, Spanish and for a time British colonial rule, Mississippi developed a unique culture that included African influences from the slaves that formed a substantial part of the economy into the mid-19th century.Once largely cotton and other agriculture […]

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Safest Cities in Missouri, 2018

Missouri – Known as the “Show Me” state, indicating the natural skepticism of its inhabitants, its official position is that it can be pronounced either “Missourah” or “Missouri.” It was famous as being the jumping-off point for much westward colonization. It has a population of approximately 6 million, making it 18th in the US state […]

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Safest Cities in New York, 2018

New York – The state needs little introduction, being nationally and globally famous for its largest city of the same name. One of the original 13 colonies, New York became a major entry point for immigrants to the developing US. Although New York City is the most populous in the US, upstate New York is […]

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Safest Cities in North Carolina, 2018

North Carolina – An original 13 colonies state, it had some of the earliest European settlements including those sponsored by Sir Walter Raleigh. Plagued by pirates in earlier times, the remains of Blackbeard’s “Queen Anne’s Revenge” is now a listed site. Its population of 10.5 million ranks it 9th in the US. It is 15th […]

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Safest Cities in Ohio, 2018

Ohio – A midwestern state in the Great Lakes area, Ohio became one of the major industrial powerhouses of the US in the 19th and 20th centuries and was famous for its automobile industry. Well known politically as a swing and bellwether state, it suffered significant hardships in its manufacturing base in the late 20th […]

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Safest Cities in Oklahoma, 2018

Oklahoma – One of the states associated with the Great Plains, cattle drives and agriculture, Oklahoma was a 20th century admission to the Union. Its name is derived from Native American languages meaning “red people”. The state has a population of 3.9 million which is largely (approximately 2/3rds) located in the two main population centers […]

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