Small towns win big rural housing aid

The location of prisons and military bases within smaller, rural towns is often thought to bring about economic advantages to those communities, but it’s also a double-edged sword for local residents. The problem is that prisons and military bases are also counted towards an area’s population, and this means that those communities sometimes come in […]

American Cities: Safe or Unsafe, and Are We More Than a List?

The Congressional Quarterly (CQ) has announced the safest and most dangerous cities in America in which to live. According to the latest FBI figures from their Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) 2011 data, released Fall 2012. According to the data (PDF) El Paso, Texas is the safest big town, and Detroit tops the list of “least” safe places to live. But there’s more to this story than a simple list of good and bad cities. These are, after all, American cities. Please read until the end.