Tag: Crime

How Dangerous Is the World?

Every time you check the news, you probably expect to see another horror story. It could be about an act of violence, an international incident, or someone preying upon children. If you were to just read the news–without any other sources of information–it would be easy to believe that you’re in constant danger. Of course, Read More…

4 Ways Women Can Protect Themselves from Sexual Harassment

No one deserves to be the victim of sexual harassment or assault, no matter how they act, what they wear, or where they go. However, certain non-tangible things can help you prevent sexual harassment before it ever happens, or stop it in its tracks. One of the biggest things that make it difficult to escape Read More…

Why You Shouldn’t Sit at a Red Light With Your Car Door Unlocked

If your commute is especially long, you drive for a living, or you live in a very populated area, you probably spend a substantial amount of time sitting at red lights. While traffic lights are necessary to keep city streets organized and (relatively) accident-free, it can still be annoying to have to sit there for Read More…

How to Protect Yourself from Getting Robbed

The need to protect ourselves from crime is an unfortunate reality of daily life. However, even though it may be prudent to do so, people don’t like having to think about defending themselves. Many people may take classes or learn the basics of self-defense, but they hope to avoid having to use that knowledge. The Read More…

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…