Florida’s 50 Safest Cities of 2020

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The SafeWise Team is pleased to release the sixth annual Safest Cities report. Here are the 50 Safest Cities in Florida for 2020. See if your city made the list.

Florida crime experience infographic; 15% violent crime, 26% property crime, 6% mass shooting

If you call the Sunshine State home, you might be more worried about safety than most of the US. For those who live in one of Florida’s 50 safest cities, though, there’s not much crime to worry about.

Get the full list of Florida’s 50 safest cities of 2020.

According to our 2020 State of Safety study, 56% of Florida residents express high or very high concern about their safety on a daily basis. That’s 10 percentage points above the national average and four points higher than Florida reported last year.

Florida State of Safety Survey Insights

Florida crime stats infographic

Tragedies like the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland are likely contributors to the state’s heightened concern for general safety. State of Safety respondents revealed that 6% had been personally affected by a mass shooting at some time in their life. Despite the loss of 17 lives in Parkland, the city’s overall violent crime rate still remained low at 1.1 incidents per 1,000.

Mass shootings are outlier events that cause unfathomable damage, but they aren’t necessarily indicative of the general safety of a city or state.

40% of Florida residents think that physical assault is the most likely crime to happen.

Overall, Florida’s crime rates are slightly higher than the national rates for both violent and property crime. Florida had 3.8 violent crimes per 1,000 people in 2018, versus 3.7 nationwide. When it comes to property crime, Florida saw 22.8 incidents per 1,000, compared to 22.0 nationally.

Violent Crime in Florida: Fear vs. Reality

Physical assault by a stranger is the top violent crime worry in Florida, and the state’s level of concern is higher than the national average. Florida respondents to our State of Safety survey also think that assault is the most likely crime that could occur.

  • 50% named assault by a stranger as their biggest violent crime concern, compared to 40% nationwide.
  • Floridians also think that assault by a stranger is more likely to happen than any other violent crime, claiming 40% of responses. Across the US, 26% think they are most likely to be assaulted by a stranger versus other violent crimes.
  • Aggravated assault was the most common violent crime among the safest cities, with 2,559 incidents, or 65%, of all violent crimes in those cities. Statewide, aggravated assault accounts for 68% of all reported violent crimes.
  • 15%—the same number as last year—reported personal experience with violent crime in the past year. That’s three percentage points higher than the national average of 12%.
Florida crime stats infographic
Florida crime stats infographic

Property Crime in Florida: Fear vs. Reality

Florida worries most about a break-in when they are not at home. That’s also the property crime that survey participants felt was most likely to happen to them.

  • 66% cited someone breaking in when they’re not at home as their top property crime concern, compared to 62% nationwide.
  • 43% also believe they are most likely to fall victim to a break-in than any other property crime, including property being stolen (larceny-theft).
  • Security systems are the number one way people protect their property in Florida, with 36% of respondents using one, followed by security cameras and firearms, with 25% each.
  • 30% of study participants said they don’t use any form of security on their property.
  • Burglaries accounted for just 11% of all property crime among the safest cities and made up 15% of all reported property crime across the state.
  • Larceny-theft is the most pervasive property crime in Florida, making up 77% of all property crime in the state—but only 31% of respondents named property being stolen a top concern.
  • 26% reported experiencing a property crime in the past year. That matches the national average of 26%, but is a statewide increase from last year’s report of 18%.
Florida crime stats infographic
Florida crime stats infographic

A Closer Look at Florida’s Safest Cities of 2020

For the purposes of this report, the terms “dangerous” and “safest” refer explicitly to crime rates as calculated from FBI crime data—no other characterization of any community is implied or intended.

  • Marco Island moved from number five last year to claim the top spot with a violent crime rate of 0.3 incidents per 1,000 and six total violent crimes reported in 2018.
  • 29 cities (58%) improved their rank year over year.
  • 18 cities (36%) dropped in rank year over year.
  • The Village of Pinecrest is brand new to the list this year, debuting at 47 with a violent crime rate of 1.3 and property crime rate of 23.8.
  • All of the cities are below both state (3.8) and national (3.7) violent crime rates.
  • 98% of the cities have a violent crime rate of fewer than three incidents per 1,000.
  • Key Biscayne, last year’s top city, dropped to third but still had the least number of reported violent crimes—five—and none were murder or rape.
  • 50% of cities reported zero murders.
  • 90% of the cities are below both national (22) and state (22.8) property crime rates.
  • Nine cities had fewer than 10 property crimes per 1,000.
  • Marco Island had just 5.4 property crime incidents per 1,000 and fewer than 100 total reported.
  • Weston, the number two city, has the lowest property crime rate at 5.2, even though there were 374 total property crimes reported.
Florida safest cities heat map showing population and crime score

The 50 Safest Cities in Florida

Marco Island, Florida
#1
Marco Island
(
+4
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    18,122
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $72,905
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.3, 0.6, 0.1
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    5.4, 6.7, 5.2
Weston, Florida
#2
Weston
(
+1
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    71,744
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $96,173
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.6, 0.6, 0.5
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    5.2, 6.4, 4.8
Key Biscayne, Florida
#3
Key Biscayne
(
-2
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    13,299
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $128,563
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.4, 0.2, 0.2
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    6.8, 11.7, 11.8
Parkland, Florida
#4
Parkland
(
+2
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    33,760
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $131,525
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.1, 0.7, 0.6
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    7.1, 7.9, 5.4
North Palm Beach, Florida
#5
North Palm Beach
(
+18
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    13,214
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $59,905
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.9, 1.3, 0.8
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    7.9, 10.3, 13.2
Winter Springs, Florida
#6
Winter Springs
(
+14
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    37,137
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $65,908
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.5, 1.3, 1.5
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    7.4, 9.7, 12.5
Port St. Lucie, Florida
#7
Port St. Lucie
(
+2
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    193,137
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $54,046
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.1, 1.0, 1.5
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    9.6, 11.3, 13.3
Lynn Haven, Florida
#8
Lynn Haven
(
+28
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    21,285
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $60,913
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.3, 1.9, 2.6
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    9.5, 21.5, 21.4
Oviedo, Florida
#9
Oviedo
(
+31
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    41,937
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $84,916
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.6, 2.0, 2.0
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    8.9, 10.1, 9.1
Sebastian, Florida
#10
Sebastian
(
+28
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    25,672
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $49,655
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.2, 1.9, 1.7
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    10.9, 15.1, 19.1
Cooper City, Florida
#11
Cooper City
(
-7
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    36,896
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $98,029
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.0, 0.6, 0.9
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    11.7, 14.6, 11.9
Naples, Florida
#12
Naples
(
+1
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    22,308
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $90,507
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.4, 1.0, 0.9
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    14.3, 17.5, 18.6
Wellington, Florida
#13
Wellington
(
+20
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    66,080
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $85,172
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.2, 1.8, 1.8
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    12.6, 16.5, 16.0
Niceville, Florida
#14
Niceville
  • Circle Population
    Population
    15,621
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $66,505
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.5, 1.0, 1.4
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    12.0, 16.3, 17.0
Safety Harbor, Florida
#15
Safety Harbor
  • Circle Population
    Population
    17,985
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $65,047
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.3, 1.1, 1.1
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    12.6, 14.0, 13.9
St. Cloud, Florida
#16
St. Cloud
(
+16
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    53,560
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $53,544
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.4, 1.7, 2.8
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    12.4, 11.9, 15.8
Venice, Florida
#17
Venice
(
+2
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    23,362
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    55,568
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.1, 1.2, 1.1
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    13.8, 13.4, 16.6
Lady Lake, Florida
#18
Lady Lake
(
+8
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    15,517
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $41,499
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.0, 1.4, 1.5
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    14.6, 16.8, 15.0
Sunny Isles Beach, Florida
#19
Sunny Isles Beach
(
-7
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    22,563
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $52,355
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.5, 1.0, 1.1
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    13.4, 15.4, 15.6
Punta Gorda, Florida
#20
Punta Gorda
(
-13
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    20,170
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $57,789
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.5, 0.8, 0.6
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    16.4, 12.8, 11.5
Groveland, Florida
#21
Groveland
(
+48
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    14,342
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $58,273
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.7, 3.2, Not available
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    13.2, 15.6, Not available
Sweetwater, Florida
#22
Sweetwater
(
+12
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    21,181
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $36,436
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.8, 1.8, 1.9
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    16.1, 27.1, 34.8
Cape Coral, Florida
#23
Cape Coral
(
-1
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    187,869
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $53,653
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.4, 1.3, 1.2
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    14.4, 15.7, 17.2
Coral Springs, Florida
#24
Coral Springs
(
+13
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    134,640
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $70,768
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.6, 1.9, 1.6
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    15.1, 19.8, 18.4
Jupiter, Florida
#25
Jupiter
(
+4
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    66,457
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $79,731
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    2.0, 1.6, 2.3
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    14.4, 18.5, 19.6
Coconut Creek, Florida
#26
Coconut Creek
(
-2
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    62,237
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $56,556
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.4, 1.3, 1.2
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    16.5, 19.0, 20.6
Rockledge, Florida
#27
Rockledge
(
+40
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    27,852
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $61,686
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    2.2, 3.0, 3.1
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    14.6, 17.2, 19.0
Edgewater, Florida
#28
Edgewater
(
-7
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    22,643
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $47,133
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.1, 1.3, 1.0
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    18.1, 21.3, 11.4
Margate, Florida
#29
Margate
(
+16
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    59,186
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $43,782
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.7, 2.0, 2.3
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    16.8, 17.8, 16.6
Miramar, Florida
#30
Miramar
(
+33
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    143,103
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $66,560
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    2.4, 2.9, 3.2
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    14.9, 15.9, 19.5
Dunedin, Florida
#31
Dunedin
(
-4
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    36,723
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $46,563
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.4, 1.4, 1.5
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    17.8, 17.7, 19.1
Lake Mary, Florida
#32
Lake Mary
(
+38
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    16,896
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $92,148
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    2.1, 3.2, 1.8
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    16.0, 15.3, 18.8
North Port, Florida
#33
North Port
(
-2
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    67,682
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $54,687
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.7, 1.7, 1.4
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    17.5, 12.0, 13.6
Venice, Florida
#34
Tavares
(
+13
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    17,318
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $41,550
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    2.8, 2.2, 4.1
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    14.4, 17.1, 19.7
Port Orange, Florida
#35
Port Orange
(
-33
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    64,208
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $48,478
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.4, 0.5, 1.0
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    21.8, 25.0, 24.4
Maitland, Florida
#36
Maitland
(
+5
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    17,846
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $66,502
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    2.1, 2.0, 1.6
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    17.0, 21.8, 26.6
Royal Palm Beach, Florida
#37
Royal Palm Beach
(
+7
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    39,253
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $73,296
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.6, 2.0, 3.3
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    19.3, 20.3, 20.6
Miami Lakes, Florida
#38
Miami Lakes
(
-27
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    31,323
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $72,545
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.1, 1.0, 1.0
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    20.8, 19.7, 18.9
Atlantic Beach, Florida
#39
Atlantic Beach
(
+39
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    13,750
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $72,946
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    2.2, 3.8, 3.5
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    17.9, 26.2, 25.9
Pembroke Pines, Florida
#40
Pembroke Pines
(
-5
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    173,053
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $65,805
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.8, 1.9, 2.0
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    19.3, 21.8, 22.2
Clermont, Florida
#41
Clermont
(
+17
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    36,233
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $57,804
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.6, 2.8, 1.6
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    20.0, 23.9, 21.7
Hialeah Gardens, Florida
#42
Hialeah Gardens
(
-17
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    24,510
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $47,282
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.2, 1.4, 1.6
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    21.1, 20.5, 23.8
Haines City, Florida
#43
Haines City
(
-25
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    24,887
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $35,696
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.4, 1.2, 2.6
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    21.2, 21.6, 18.6
Doral, Florida
#44
Doral
(
-28
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    63,680
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $76,184
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.2, 1.1, 1.4
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    23.0, 29.2, 29.4
Tarpon Springs, Florida
#45
Tarpon Springs
(
+30
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    25,603
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $45,973
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    2.0, 3.4, 4.2
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    20.7, 23.4, 23.8
Coral Gables, Florida
#46
Coral Gables
(
-18
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    51,716
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $96,887
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.3, 1.5, 1.5
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    23.7, 26.4, 29.8
Village of Pinecrest, Florida
#47
Village of Pinecrest
(
-37
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    19,854
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $153,417
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.3, 1.0, 1.3
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    23.8, 24.0, 29.0
West Melbourne, Florida
#48
West Melbourne
(
-9
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    22,665
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $59,464
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.2, 1.9, 1.5
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    24.3, 27.1, 27.1
Tamarac, Florida
#49
Tamarac
(
-3
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    66,454
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $45,474
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    3.1, 2.1, 2.0
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    18.6, 23.4, 21.2
Hialeah, Florida
#50
Hialeah
(
-8
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    241,778
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $31,012
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    2.2, 2.0, 2.4
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    22.1, 22.1, 23.4

How We Determined the Safest Cities

Learn how we identified the safest cities on our methodology page.

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Didn't Find Your City in the Top 50?

We calculated crime rates for every city in the state that met our population threshold, which is based on the median population of the state. See how the remaining cities ranked in the list below.

NOTE: If you don’t see your city on the list, it means that it was below the population threshold or didn’t submit a complete crime report to the FBI in 2018.

2020 Ranking

City

Population

Violent Crime (per 1,000)

Property Crime (per 1,000)

51

Temple Terrace

26,777

2.5

21.3

52

Tampa

392,945

4.1

16.7

53

Oldsmar

14,763

2.1

22.8

54

Palm Bay

112,902

3.6

18.7

55

Palm Beach Gardens

55,999

1.5

25.2

56

Boca Raton

100,162

2

23.6

57

Vero Beach

17,172

2

24.2

58

Eustis

21,182

1.8

24.6

59

Winter Park

31,323

1.9

24.5

60

Sunrise

95,812

1.9

24.5

61

Greenacres City

41,174

3.9

20.3

62

Winter Garden

44,921

3.5

22.7

63

Lake Wales

16,349

3.5

22.6

64

Davie

107,120

2.5

25.8

65

Palmetto Bay

24,890

1.7

28.6

66

Cutler Bay

45,807

2.1

27.9

67

North Lauderdale

44,650

5.5

18

68

Hollywood

155,503

2.3

27.9

69

Plantation

95,204

2.5

28.4

70

Seminole

18,795

1.3

32.1

71

New Smyrna Beach

26,937

3.6

25.4

72

Kissimmee

72,894

4

25.2

73

South Daytona

13,038

4.3

24.5

74

Longwood

15,273

3

28.9

75

Stuart

16,689

3

29.5

76

Fort Walton Beach

22,263

3.1

29.4

77

Crestview

24,293

3.5

28.9

78

Clearwater

116,504

4.4

26.5

79

Ocoee

48,128

3.4

29.7

80

Ormond Beach

43,315

3

31.6

81

Miami Springs

14,508

3.3

30.7

82

Apopka

53,106

4.1

28.4

83

Lakeland

109,616

3.3

31.2

84

Winter Haven

42,268

5.6

24.4

85

Altamonte Springs

44,664

3

32.4

86

Largo

85,568

3.8

30.3

87

Auburndale

16,358

2.2

35.3

88

Deerfield Beach

81,371

4

30.6

89

Key West

25,286

4

32

90

Fort Pierce

46,109

6.1

25.7

91

Plant City

39,305

4.7

30.5

92

Wilton Manors

12,941

4.2

33

93

Bradenton

57,647

6.7

27.1

94

Palmetto

13,807

5.2

31.8

95

Hallandale Beach

40,222

5.4

32.2

96

Titusville

46,650

6.2

29.9

97

Zephyrhills

15,504

3

39.5

98

Fort Myers

82,805

7

27.6

99

Casselberry

28,744

5.3

32.9

100

Sarasota

57,718

5.8

32.5

101

Jacksonville

903,213

6

33.3

102

St. Petersburg

265,942

6.2

33

103

Mount Dora

14,179

4.7

38.6

104

West Park

15,297

7.1

32

105

Oakland Park

45,564

6.1

35.2

106

Delray Beach

69,970

5.8

36

107

DeLand

33,384

5.5

37.6

108

Palm Springs

25,146

5

39

109

Pensacola

52,672

5.4

38.2

110

Miami

473,047

6.3

35.6

111

Lauderhill

72,694

7.6

31.8

112

Bartow

19,954

5.7

37.9

113

Boynton Beach

79,142

6

37.5

114

Jacksonville Beach

23,842

6

38.4

115

Sanford

60,154

7

35.5

116

Dania Beach

32,376

6.5

37.4

117

Melbourne

82,844

7.3

35.5

118

Aventura

38,544

2.1

50.9

119

Pinellas Park

53,383

4.2

45.4

120

Lake Worth

38,577

9.6

29.9

121

Lauderdale Lakes

36,575

8.5

33.1

122

St. Augustine

14,427

6.4

39.6

123

North Miami Beach

44,485

7.3

37.8

124

Miami Gardens

114,670

7.1

39.5

125

Gainesville

133,400

7.4

39.2

126

Pompano Beach

112,045

7.8

38.4

127

Homestead

71,314

10

32

128

North Miami

62,585

8.4

37.2

129

New Port Richey

16,459

9.7

36.4

130

West Palm Beach

111,659

9.2

38.1

131

Fort Lauderdale

182,150

5.5

49.7

132

Tallahassee

192,443

7.3

45.2

133

Ocala

59,505

6.8

48.2

134

Belle Glade

19,877

10.4

39.6

135

Orlando

286,679

8

48.1

136

Riviera Beach

34,991

11.8

38.1

137

Leesburg

23,029

7.6

52.7

138

Panama City

37,318

6.3

57.6

139

Cocoa

18,739

7.5

54.5

140

Daytona Beach

69,030

11.1

48.6

141

Miami Beach

92,928

9.4

74.8

142

Opa Locka

16,663

23.5

52.8

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Sources

FBI Uniform Crime Reporting, “2018 Crime in the United States
SafeWise, “2020 State of Safety
US Census Bureau, “American Fact Finder
BestPlaces, “Find a Place Search Tool
Gun Violence Archive (GVA), “Mass Shootings Reports

Mass Shooting Definition:
SafeWise uses the GVA definition of a mass shooting: “If four or more people are shot or killed in a single incident, not involving the shooter, that incident is categorized as a mass shooting based purely on that numerical threshold.”

Rebecca Edwards
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  • DAVID W SIGMON

    INVERNESS, LECANTO, HERNANDO, CRYSTAL RIVER, FLORAL CITY ??????
    WILDWOOD ?

  • rhp106@comcast.net

    This is a tremendous amount of useful information, and all in one place. You have done a great job, compiling and presenting this. Thank you for furnishing this at no charge. What a deal. Of course, if I found something to complain about (which I didn’t) it would not profit me much if I asked for double my money back, even if I got it.

  • Pam Roland Miller

    You’ve forgotten my town, Bonita Springs, the one next door – Estero – and many other Collier/Lee County locations – and I know it’s not because we’re less safe than everywhere on the lists. Useless!

  • Joe Pawlinski

    North Port?

  • Robert Vincent

    This information is both outdated (from December of 2017) and misleading (incidents of crime have a disproportionate impact on the per capita rate when comparing localities of a smaller population with those of a larger population.

  • Merja Waters

    Almost half of these places are in Texas and not in Florida?

    • http://www.reviews.org Scott T.

      Hey, sorry about that. We were updating our data over the weekend and messed things up. Good news is we now have it updated! Thanks for catching the mistake.