Tag: Crime

Three Ways College Campuses Are Improving Safety

Many college students are new to being on their own. They’ve just moved out of their parents’ home and are completely new to being responsible for themselves. While the world of college can be a great place to learn new life skills and keep yourself safe, it can still be very dangerous. Although only a minority Read More…

How to Protect Yourself from a Home Invasion

Home invasions are very uncommon, so it’s unlikely that you’ll ever have to deal with one; however, it’s possible. You never think you’ll be one of the few people that become a statistic, but you should be prepared for the possibility. Many people don’t even know where to begin when it comes to preparing for Read More…

5 Things You Didn’t Know Could Give You a Criminal Record

Most of us know it’s important to keep tabs on our credit history for fear of being denied a house purchase or business loan. What people often forget are minor indiscretions on their criminal history. That momentary lapse in judgment you might have made when you were younger can come back to haunt your personal Read More…

Three New Impostor Scams of 2018

You’ve probably heard of fraudulent emails claiming to be a government agency or phone calls requesting that cash is sent under the pretense of a loved one in trouble. What do these cons have in common? They are referred to as “impostor scams.” Although they come in countless varieties, these scammers try to impersonate someone Read More…

United States of Crime – Top Crimes Committed in US States

Amidst national crime trends, certain threats can be localized. For example, murders may be decreasing in one city as robberies are increasing in another. To identify the locations where crimes were the most or least common, we turned to crime data from the FBI. Notably, these crime numbers are only an indication of the true Read More…

The 411 on 420: Is Marijuana Legal in Your State?

Marijuana legislation is changing rapidly. Additionally, public opinion about marijuana is undergoing dramatic changes. The Pew Research Center reports that in the last two decades, public opinion has shifted from 31 percent of the U.S. thinking that marijuana should be legalized to 61 percent as of the latest 2017 poll. Amidst this rapidly changing judicial Read More…

A Guide to Evaluating Neighborhood Safety When Home Shopping

When you’re home shopping, you’ll generally have a list of things you’re interested in. Proximity to jobs and school, size, and design are all important to you and your family. One of the most important aspects to consider, however, is safety. Whether you have children that might want to play outside, you enjoy walking, the Read More…

How to File a Petition in California to Delete a Weed Felony

In January 2018, the state of California finally started issuing licenses for recreational marijuana sales. The passage of Prop 64 was a battle that took years, and the legislation was struck down multiple times, but was finally approved by popular vote this year, making a number of changes to California marijuana laws. An important part Read More…

Are There Predators in Your Neighborhood?

Everyone would like to believe that their neighborhood is safe. It’s not like you’d want to live in an area that’s dangerous, or a place where you don’t trust your neighbors. But the unfortunate fact of the matter is that predators are everywhere, and they could easily be in your neighborhood. Even if you know Read More…

Cannabis Laws by State – California Cannabis Information

As of January 1, 2018, California has reduced sentences for most marijuana offenses, which includes removing nearly all of the felony offenses for marijuana possession and consumption. That’s not even the best part — Prop 64, the proposition that achieved this, also made it legal for any adult 21 and up to smoke and cultivate Read More…