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If you were to become a victim of burglary, what are the chances that police could catch the criminal? Considering the fact that property crimes are notoriously hard to solve in the United States—and that the data varies from state to state—it may not be likely. Read on to find your state’s ranking and learn what you can do to help police catch these criminals now and in the future.
Memorial Day weekend is a great time to get out of town and enjoy the warmer weather. If you’re planning on driving to your vacation spot, you should keep in mind that Memorial Day is one of the most dangerous holidays of the year for driving. But how dangerous it is might depend on where you travel.
We pooled data from around the country to determine which states are the safest and most dangerous for people living alone. Regardless of where you live, it’s important to understand the increased risk that living alone brings and to recognize there are plenty of steps you can take to make living by yourself safer.
Lots of homeowners are investing in modern technologies like smart assistants (such as Amazon Alexa and Google Home), smart speakers, and internet-connected security cameras. And while all this technology makes life easier at home, it also raises concerns as more people worry about things like getting hacked, being spied on, and having their identity stolen. We surveyed hundreds of Americans across the country to get a sense for how much people trust the new-age technology filling their homes, and what kind of concerns these modern gadgets raise as far as privacy and personal security.
In this modern age, it’s pretty standard to take to an online search engine before you do something you’re not sure about. From your phone or your computer, Google is always there to overwhelm you with millions of search results when all you want to know is whether you can believe the urban myth that you can’t take a shower during a thunderstorm. Those curiosities get even more curious when you look at them by state. Is it safe to eat lettuce yet? Is it chill to eat snow? What about gum—is it cool to chew and swallow it? (It’s either that or spit it into a crumpled receipt like the rest of us.)
The United States has always been known as the land of opportunity, and that’s especially true when it comes to robbing and stealing. It’s been that way since the days of Butch Cassidy, and though we’ve made strides in technology, things haven’t changed much otherwise. We’re looking at some of the most infamous heists by state, from American gangster John Dillinger to the disappearance of 300,000 packages of ramen. These are each state’s most notable robberies in American history.
Did you know your risk for burglary might largely depend on your state? Our team looked nationwide at 2017 FBI burglary statistics to figure out which states present the most and least risk for break-ins per 100,000 residents. Below we offer our rankings and a few interesting discoveries that we made in our data.
Imagine finding out that you have several credit cards in your name that you never applied for. Or, that you have a checking account under your name that you never opened. How could this happen? Who is responsible? These questions immediately pop to mind and then you learn that you are a victim of identity theft. The thief could even be somebody you know! Most people automatically assume that a stranger somehow got access to all of their information and messed up their credit. However, half the time, sadly, the thief is not a stranger. Millions of identity theft victims know their thief. Dealing with identity theft can be a nightmare and if the thief is someone you know, it can be especially emotional…
We asked 1,000 Americans to answer some tough questions about what privacy and security threats they’d rather experience—and then matched up those answers to find out what Americans were most (and least) willing to risk. This is what we found…
How long does it take for the police and other first responders to arrive after you call 911? Learn more about average response times in the United States.
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