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Safest Cities in Florida

The Top 50 Safest Cities in Florida

Florida’s Safest Cities

 

While Miami may make all the headlines when it comes to crime rates in the Sunshine State, our research indicates that Florida can also claim it is home to some of the of the safest communities in the southeast.  With its warm climate, world-class beaches and theme parks Florida is a thriving vacation destination as well as a popular retirement location.

The state crime ratings are somewhat middle of the pack.

Florida Average Violent Crime

Florida State Average Violent Crimes

(per 100,000 residents)

State of Florida Property Crime Rate

Florida State Average Property Crimes

(per 100,000 residents)

However, Florida is home to a number of communities with outstanding reputations for low crime rates which are well below these numbers.  Following are the top cities with populations above 5,000 which have been recognized as the safest cities in Florida.

Satellite Beach jumped up from the #6 spot last year to capture the top spot. The three newcomers to this years top 10 are Key Biscayne, North Palm Beach and Winter Springs. 

 

The Top 10 Safest Cities in Florida are:

1.   Satellite Beach

2.   Marco Island

3.   Tequesta

4.   Weston

5.   Key Biscayne

6.   Longboat Key

7.   Parkland

8.   North Palm Beach

9.   Winter Springs

10. Sanibel

Safest Cities in Florida Video Summary

List of Florida’s Safest Cities

Satellite Beach, FL

Satellite Beach, FL

Population

11,197

Violent Crimes

3

Property Crimes

41

Marco Island, FL

Marco Island, FL

Population

18,122

Violent Crimes

6

Property Crimes

98

Tequesta, FL

Tequesta, FL

Population

6,161

Violent Crimes

2

Property Crimes

35

Weston, FL

Weston, FL

Population

71,744

Violent Crimes

41

Property Crimes

374

Key Biscayne, FL

Key Biscayne, FL

Population

13,299

Violent Crimes

5

Property Crimes

90

Longboat Key, FL

Longboat Key, FL

Population

7,351

Violent Crimes

2

Property Crimes

54

Parkland,FL

Parkland,FL

Population

33,760

Violent Crimes

38

Property Crimes

240

North Palm Beach, FL

North Palm Beach, FL

Population

13,214

Violent Crimes

12

Property Crimes

105

Winter Springs, FL

Winter Springs, FL

Population

37,133

Violent Crimes

57

Property Crimes

274

Sanibel, FL

Sanibel, FL

Population

7,498

Violent Crimes

2

Property Crimes

69

Make YOUR Home and Family Safer!

More of the Safest Cities in Florida

 

Whether you are looking at real estate in the state of Florida that borders the Atlantic Ocean or the Gulf of Mexico,  this list of the safest cities can help you locate a community with relatively low crime statistics.  Large city or small town…from Broward County to Boca Raton or Cape Coral there are many areas one would be proud to call home.

11-20

West Miami

Minneola

Lynn Haven

Oviedo

Fellsmere

Indian Harbour Beach

Bell Isle

Palm Beach

Sebastian

Niceville

31-40

Bay Harbor Islands

DeFuniak Springs

Naples

North Bay Village

Lady Lake

Neptune Beach

Lake Alfred

Flagler Beach

Tavares

Lighthouse Point

21-30

Lady Lake

Palm Beach

Mascotte

Belle Isle

Gulf Breeze

Fellsmere

North Port

Sunny Isles Beach

North Bay Village

Venice

41-50

Rockledge

Southwestern Ranches

St. Augustine Beach

Sweetwater

Punta Gorda

Lake Mary

Mascotte

Jupiter

South Bay

Surfside

Safe Florida Cities with Populations over 50,000

Florida Cities with Populations over 50K and the Lowest Crime Rates

 

Weston makes this list as well….proving that larger cities can be just as safe as smaller communities.  Even though some large metro areas might still have some of the safest neighborhoods in Florida, typically more urban areas will reflect higher crime rates.

Urban neighborhoods often face challenges that smaller towns and communities might not have. For that reason, The Home Security Advisor acknowledges some of the larger cities in Florida that have done a great job keeping their streets safe.

Weston, FL

Weston, FL

Population

71,744

Violent Crimes

41

Property Crimes

374

Port St. Lucie

Port St. Lucie, FL

Population

193,137

Violent Crimes

218

Property Crimes

1851

St. Cloud, FL

St. Cloud, FL

Population

53,560

Violent Crimes

76

Property Crimes

666

Wellington

Wellington, FL

Population

66,080

Violent Crimes

81

Property Crimes

832

Jupiter

Jupiter, FL

Population

66,457

Violent Crimes

132

Property Crimes

959

Coconut Creek

Coconut Creek, FL

Population

62,237

Violent Crimes

89

Property Crimes

1027

Margate

Margate, FL

Population

59,186

Violent Crimes

98

Property Crimes

997

Coral Springs

Coral Springs, FL

Population

134,640

Violent Crimes

209

Property Crimes

2027

Cape Coral

Cape Coral, FL

Population

187,869

Violent Crimes

267

Property Crimes

2701

North Port

North Port, FL

Population

67,682

Violent Crimes

117

Property Crimes

1186

Methodology – How we selected the Top 50 Safest Cities in Florida

 

To determine the safest cities in Florida, we analyzed the most recent (2018) FBI Uniform Crime Report figures for cities with a population of 5,000 or more, who reported their crime stats.

We considered both “Violent” (aggravated assault, murder,rape and robbery) and “Property Crimes” (burglary, arson, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft).

In order to reflect the seriousness of the crimes, these figures were weighted. Property crimes were factored by .50 and were added to the violent crimes.

The sum of the two was then divided by the population in the community. For comparison purposes, we normalized the mathematical finding to reflect weighted criminal offenses per 100,000.

 

The Best Places to Live in Florida – Crime Ratings

 

While no rating system is perfect, this provides a strong statistical indicator of the overall safety of the community. If you are considering relocating to Florida, these communities are among the top safest cities in which one could reside.

However, it is important to understand that not all cities report their data…and that certain areas within any city may be much safer than others.  This is especially true in larger metropolitan areas.  Consequently, one should investigate individual neighborhoods within the community communicate with local law enforcement to get a better picture of the safety on a local neighborhood level.

For more tips on keeping your home and family safer, we recommend you take a look at out our Guide to Personal Safety, Tips for Home Security…and consider a top rated professionally monitored home security system.

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The 2018 Top 10 List of the Safest Cities in Florida

 

1.   Marco Island

2.   Weston

3.   Parkland

4.   Bay Harbor Islands

5.   Longboat Key

6.   Satellite Beach

7.   Tequesta

8.   Oviedo

9.   Sanibel

10. Punta Gorda

Safest Cities in Florida was last modified: October 13th, 2019 by The Home Security Advisor

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