America’s Safest Cities

The U.S. violent crime rate — an annual, population-adjusted measure of cases of rаpe, robbery, aggravated assault, and homicide — climbed by 5% in 2020. The increase was driven by a rise in aggravated assault and, most notably, a historic 29% surge in homicides that made 2020 the deadliest year in the United States since […]

Best Cities To Live and Work From Home in 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our perceptions of work and home. Because of lockdowns and other restrictions, tens of millions of people have been working at home for the last 16 months. Their homes have become their offices and they have been seeing more of their families and pets than they have of their colleagues […]

American Cities with the Highest Share of Luxury Homes for Sale

Americans have been on a home-buying spree for the past year. Demand has been so hot that buyers are offering well over asking prices, paying competing bidders to go away, and even sweetening the deal by offering sellers paid vacations and fancy wines on the side. CNN reported in June that a buyer relocating from […]

Cities Where Law Enforcement Makes the Most Arrests

In 2019, the last year for which comprehensive statistics are available, the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program reported 10,085,207 arrests nationwide. That works out to 3,011 arrests per 100,000 residents. Of that number, 495,871 were for violent crimes (murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault) and 1,074,367 were for property-related crimes (burglary, larceny-theft, […]

Major US cities struggle to regain footing in housing market as COVID-19 restrictions ease

America’s largest cities desperate to revive housing markets FOX Business reporter Kristina Partsinevelos on the pandemic’s devastating hit to homeowners and renters Rent prices in major U.S. cities have continued to experience double-declines even as local leaders ease COVID-19 restrictions, new data shows. Rents among the 8 most expensive U.S. cities dropped 16.3% since the […]

The 5 Cities Ready to Build With Remote Workers in Mind

In this article In August, the co-living company Common released a request for proposals from U.S. cities that wanted to host a “Remote Work Hub” — a kind of office-plus-apartment complex aimed at young digital nomads. This week the company announced five winners of this quasi-competition, who will now move on to the workshop phase: Developers in New Orleans; Bentonville, Arkansas; Ogden, Utah; […]

Biden’s Bid to Reopen Schools Risks Reigniting Union Tensions

President Joe Biden’s vow to reopen most U.S. schools in his first 100 days could reignite clashes among educators, their unions, administrators and parents over how to safely return when many teachers haven’t received the Covid-19 vaccine. Biden signed executive orders Thursday restoring disaster reimbursement for certain school Covid expenses. He also directed the departments […]

WHO Warned on Dose Regimen; China City Locks Down: Virus Update

In this article China’s Dalian city announced that people in mid-to-high Covid-19 risk areas shouldn’t leave. Experts advising the World Health Organization recommended against extending the interval between two doses, a plan under consideration in the U.K. One person in every 50 now has coronavirus in England, the British government said. Germany extended its lockdown […]

Covid Is Killing in Rural U.S. Faster Than in Big Cities

Nine months after arriving in the most densely populated parts of the U.S., the fatal effects of the coronavirus are spreading more in its remote corners. Covid-19 is now killing in rural areas at a faster clip than anywhere else. As of last week, there were 109 cumulative deaths per 100,000 residents in “non-core” counties, […]