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Leaving your children home alone can be scary, but with today’s technology, there are more ways than ever to keep your family safe. We put together this list of nine safety tips every parent should know before leaving their child home alone. Use these tips to help keep your young ones safe.   Childproof Your

The post Children’s Safety Guide: 9 Ways You Can Keep Your Kids Secure at Home appeared first on Home Security Blog.

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  Campus safety is a growing concern for individuals considering opportunities for higher education. No matter what academic field they pursue, students deserve to live and learn in a safe environment. The responsibility for campus safety falls on each college, with many of the best schools aligning with local law enforcement to create an optimal

The post Your Guide to the Nation’s Safest College Campuses in 2019 appeared first on Home Security Blog.

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Whether you’re thinking about moving somewhere new or just want to be more aware of your surroundings, you want to know the greatest restaurants, the best schools, the most affordable shops—even the area’s crime rates. To aid in your efforts, the team at Your Local Security looked at the FBI’s annual crime data for robbery

The post Each State’s Most Robbed City appeared first on Home Security Blog.

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As Halloween quickly approaches, the team at the home security site, YourLocalSecurity.com (YLS), sought to mark this ghoulish holiday by releasing our second-annual report revealing America’s top-searched phobias. After all, people love to be scared. Our 2017 report showed that the top 5 most-searched phobias in America were the fear of the unknown, fear of

The post Yikes! America’s Top-Searched Phobias appeared first on Home Security Blog.

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Over 700,000 Americans have devoted themselves to the police workforce, putting their lives on the line to protect and serve the citizens they represent. Law enforcement officers are often the first responders in the face of an accident, emergency, or tragedy, yet despite their dedicated service, they often find themselves in a pay bracket below

The post Report: Adjusted Police Salaries by State appeared first on Home Security Blog.

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For several hundred years, local and national legislation has attempted to balance the constitutional right to carry guns with the requirement that gun owners use them lawfully. This balance is struck through background checks processed via the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). Your Local Security (YLS) looked at the evolution of the

The post Gun Background Checks by State appeared first on Home Security Blog.

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Want a Treat instead of a Trick on Halloween this year? The team at YourLocalSecurity.com (YLS) did some research to determine which US metro areas are the safest to take your costume-cloaked kiddos around the neighborhood with their pumpkin pails in 2018. The team analyzed four data points—percent of trick-or-treaters, pedestrian car deaths, violent crime

The post Safest & Most Dangerous Metro Areas for Trick or Treating appeared first on Home Security Blog.

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Which US cities are getting more dangerous over time? Which are getting safer? The team at YLS tracked down FBI crime trends from 2006 to 2016 to determine which US cities have seen the sharpest increases and decreases in crime over the past ten years. Check out the below crime map to see how your

The post Crime Trends in the US: Which 50 Cities Have the Most Dramatic Changes appeared first on Home Security Blog.

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With the Tour de France quickly approaching, millions of cyclists and viewers around the world are tuning their bikes and televisions to watch the big race. With pleas to increase cycling road safety, it’s clear the world cares about its cyclists staying safe. So, the team at YLS went to work studying US cycling data

The post Safest and Most Dangerous Cities in America for Cyclists appeared first on Home Security Blog.

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Debt collection scams and fraudulent robocalls are on the rise in the US, with millions of Americans targeted annually by scam artists. In fact, Federal Trade Commission (FTC) data shows there were nearly 2.7 million reports of scams in 2017 alone. In honor of National Safety Month, the team at Your Local Security dug into

The post Most Common Scams by State appeared first on Home Security Blog.

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