Florida’s 50 Safest Cities of 2021

The SafeWise Team is pleased to release the seventh annual Safest Cities report.

Here are the 10 Safest Cities in Florida for 2021

1. Marco Island
2. Parkland
3. Weston
4. Winter Springs
5. North Palm Beach
6. Oviedo
7. Cooper City
8. Safety Harbor
9. Minneola
10. Sweetwater

See if your city made the full list.

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Florida is among the most concerned states in the country. Of our respondents from The Sunshine State, 59% said they feel daily concern for their safety. Only 49% said they feel safe in their state.

2021 Florida crime rates

Florida was the fourth in the nation for highest levels of concern over package theft and COVID-19. Package theft affected 22% of our respondents, which explains why it’s the top concern in Florida.

75% of Floridians worry about the pandemic every day—that's the fourth-highest in the nation.

When it comes to COVID-19 pandemic, the mood of Floridians felt anything but sunny. Of our survey respondents, 75% said they were concerned about the pandemic on a daily basis. And it doesn’t stop at simple concern. Over half (61%) said their personal security was affected by the pandemic and 44% say their property’s safety has been affected as well.

But while Floridians remain concerned for the safety of themselves and their property, crime rates in The Sunshine State remain on par with the rest of the country. Violent crime remained the same as last year and property crime rates have been dropping since 2019.

Level of concern and experience with crime in Florida

Daily levels of concern have risen year over year since 2019. Currently, 59% of Floridians feel concerned every day for their safety, ranking the state at number 6 in the nation for this criteria.

This year, we saw a 10% drop in Floridians who’ve reported experiencing property crime in the last 12 months. But of those same respondents, we saw the amount of those who experienced gun violence in the last year more than double.

Crime concerns in Florida

We asked Floridians which crimes they worry may happen to them. See if Florida residents are concerned about the same crime issues as the rest of the country.

View the complete 2021 State of Safety report.

Violent crime in Florida: Fear vs. reality

For the second year in a row, Floridian violent crime rates sit at 3.7, just above the national average. Yet Floridians remain highly concerned about violent crime. Of these concerns, gun violence is among the biggest.

  • Aggravated assault was the most common violent crime recorded in Florida with over 1,400 cases in the safest cities and over 55,000 statewide.
  • Floridians are some of the most concerned citizens in the US; that may be why 40% of Florida residents use some form of personal protection like pepper spray or stun guns (US 34%).
  • 71% of Floridians said that gun violence is their top concern and 48% worry about being personally involved in a gun violence incident.
  • Mass shooting incidents more than doubled from 15 to 34 in Florida from January 2020 to 2021.
  • 46% of Florida residents worry about police violence daily.
  • 61% of Floridians say their personal safety has been affected by the pandemic.
  • All 50 of the safest cities had violent crime rates below the state and national average.
  • South Daytona’s violent crime rate went down 2 whole points, from 4.3 to 2.3.
  • 27 of the safest cities had zero murders in the last year.
  • Pembroke Pines had the most violent crime incidents in the last year (355) of any of the safest cities on our list.

Property crime in Florida: Fear vs. reality

Property crime is less of a concern for Floridians than other issues. Property crime in Florida and the South-Atlantic region has dropped steadily year over year since 2019. Florida also shows a higher amount of residents who use property protection like security cameras and security systems.

  • Larceny-theft made up 82.7% of property crimes in the safest cities and 77.8% of property crimes in the state.
  • 22% of Florida residents in our survey said they experienced package theft in the last year.
  • Property crime is a top concern for 47% of the Floridians we talked to. Only 16% of these respondents experienced property crime in the last year, 10% less than last year.
  • 68% of Floridians use some kind of property protection. Security cameras and security systems were the most popular in The Sunshine State.
  • 44% of Florida residents say their property’s security was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

A closer look at the safest cities in Florida

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 lands the top spot again for the second year in a row. The city saw a slight climb in violent crime, but property crime dropped in the last year.
  • Parkland jumped from number 4 last year to number 2. The city saw a significant drop in property crime from last year, dropping from 7.1 incidents per 1,000 people to 5.4.
  • There are two new cities on our list this year: Minneola and Fernandina Beach.
  • Oldsmar and South Daytona both jumped 30 spots in the last year, tying for most improved. Both cities saw a huge drop in their property crime rates.
  • 3 of the safest cities had fewer than 10 violent crime incidents in the last year. Of those 3, only our top pick Marco Island had under 100 property crime incidences.
  • West Melbourne, Doral, and Palm Beach Gardens were the only three cities with property crime rates above the national average.

The 50 Safest Cities in Florida

Marco Island, Florida
#1
Marco Island
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    18,124
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $79,157
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    0.4, 0.3, 0.6
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    4.6, 5.4, 6.7
Parkland, Florida
#2
Parkland
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    35,244
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $146,094
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    0.3, 1.1, 0.7
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    5.4, 7.1, 7.9
Weston, Florida
#3
Weston
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-1
Down
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    71,946
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $100,110
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    0.5, 0.6, 0.6
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    5.0, 5.2, 6.4
Winter Springs, Florida
#4
Winter Springs
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+2
Up
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    37,854
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $70,417
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    1.2, 1.5, 1.3
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    6.6, 7.4, 9.7
North Palm Beach, Florida
#5
North Palm Beach
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-0-
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    13,273
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $56,460
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    0.8, 0.9, 1.3
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    8.4, 7.9, 10.3
Oviedo, Florida
#6
Oviedo
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+3
Up
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    42,684
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $90,482
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    1.3, 1.6, 2.0
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    6.8, 8.9, 10.1
Cooper City, Florida
#7
Cooper City
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+4
Up
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    36,890
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $102,174
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    0.7, 1.0, 0.6
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    9.8, 11.7, 14.6
Safety Harbor, Florida
#8
Safety Harbor
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+7
Up
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    18,178
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $72,750
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    0.9, 1.3, 1.1
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    9.1, 12.6, 14.0
#9
Minneola
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    12,506
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $56,961
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    1.2, 1.6, 2.4
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    8.6, 9.6, 11.1
Sweetwater, Florida
#10
Sweetwater
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+12
Up
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    21,747
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $36,133
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    0.7, 0.8, 1.8
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    10.5, 16.1, 27.1
Port St. Lucie, Florida
#11
Port St. Lucie
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-4
Down
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    199,433
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $57,113
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    1.5, 1.1, 1.0
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    8.5, 9.6, 11.3
Sebastian, Florida
#12
Sebastian
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-2
Down
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    26,232
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $52,243
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    0.7, 1.2, 1.9
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    11.3, 10.9, 15.1
Key Biscayne, Florida
#13
Key Biscayne
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-10
Down
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    13,248
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $121,023
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    0.4, 0.4, 0.2
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    13.2, 6.8, 11.7
Venice, Florida
#14
Venice
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+3
Up
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    23,726
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $57,601
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    0.8, 1.1, 1.2
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    11.9, 13.8, 13.4
Niceville, Florida
#15
Niceville
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-1
Down
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    15,947
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $72,857
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    0.7, 1.5, 1.0
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    12.8, 12.0, 16.3
Wellington, Florida
#16
Wellington
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-3
Down
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    66,331
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $81,481
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    1.0, 1.2, 1.8
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    11.9, 12.6, 16.5
Cape Coral, Florida
#17
Cape Coral
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+6
Up
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    194,183
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $57,125
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    1.2, 1.4, 1.3
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    11.2, 14.4, 15.7
Lake Mary, Florida
#18
Lake Mary
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+14
Up
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    17,778
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $89,908
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    1.1, 2.1, 3.2
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    11.5, 16.0, 15.3
Naples, Florida
#19
Naples
(
-7
Down
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    22,369
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $94,394
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    0.5, 0.4, 1.0
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    14.4, 14.3, 17.5
Dunedin, Florida
#20
Dunedin
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+11
Up
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    36,743
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $48,452
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    1.1, 1.4, 1.4
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    12.8, 17.8, 17.7
Punta Gorda, Florida
#21
Punta Gorda
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-1
Down
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    20,458
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $61,598
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    0.9, 0.5, 0.8
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    13.6, 16.4, 12.8
St. Cloud, Florida
#22
St. Cloud
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-6
Down
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    56,560
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $54,979
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    1.9, 1.4, 1.7
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    11.2, 12.4, 11.9
Oldsmar, Florida
#23
Oldsmar
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+30
Up
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    14,990
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $59,015
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    1.1, 2.1, 0.9
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    14.3, 22.8, 20.3
North Port, Florida
#24
North Port
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+9
Up
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    70,181
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $59,550
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    1.4, 1.7, 1.7
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    13.8, 17.5, 12.0
Lynn Haven, Florida
#25
Lynn Haven
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-17
Down
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    21,859
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $62,535
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    1.3, 1.3, 1.9
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    14.2, 9.5, 21.5
Fernandina Beach, Florida
#26
Fernandina Beach
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NEW
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    12,710
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $59,234
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    2.0, 1.5, 2.2
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    12.0, 22.6, 20.6
Edgewater, Florida
#27
Edgewater
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+1
Up
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    22,926
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $49,693
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    1.0, 1.1, 1.3
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    15.7, 18.1, 21.3
Port Orange, Florida
#28
Port Orange
(
+7
Up
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    65,278
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $50,418
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    0.5, 0.4, 0.5
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    18.0, 21.8, 25.0
Coconut Creek, Florida
#29
Coconut Creek
(
-3
Down
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    62,471
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $58,627
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    1.3, 1.4, 1.3
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    16.2, 16.5, 19.0
Groveland, Florida
#30
Groveland
(
-9
Down
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    15,667
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $59,783
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    1.7, 1.7, 3.2
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    15.0, 13.2, 15.6
Royal Palm Beach, Florida
#31
Royal Palm Beach
(
+6
Up
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    40,802
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $66,620
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    1.4, 1.6, 2.0
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    16.1, 19.3, 20.3
Sunny Isles Beach, Florida
#32
Sunny Isles Beach
(
-13
Down
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    22,476
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $55,209
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    1.5, 1.5, 1.0
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    15.8, 13.4, 15.4
Lady Lake, Florida
#33
Lady Lake
(
-15
Down
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    15,835
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $41,665
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    1.0, 1.0, 1.4
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    17.7, 14.6, 16.8
Miramar, Florida
#34
Miramar
(
-4
Down
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    143,334
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $70,005
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    2.2, 2.4, 2.9
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    13.6, 14.9, 15.9
Margate, Florida
#35
Margate
(
-6
Down
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    59,371
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $45,667
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    1.7, 1.7, 2.0
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    15.7, 16.8, 17.8
Jupiter, Florida
#36
Jupiter
(
-11
Down
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    66,906
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $82,543
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    1.8, 2.0, 1.6
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    15.5, 14.4, 18.5
Rockledge, Florida
#37
Rockledge
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-10
Down
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    28,078
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $66,280
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    2.2, 2.2, 3.0
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    13.9, 14.6, 17.2
Coral Springs, Florida
#38
Coral Springs
(
-14
Down
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    134,967
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $74,371
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    1.4, 1.6, 1.9
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    17.1, 15.1, 19.8
Miami Lakes, Florida
#39
Miami Lakes
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-1
Down
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    31,907
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $73,527
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    1.0, 1.1, 1.0
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    18.8, 20.8, 19.7
Atlantic Beach, Florida
#40
Atlantic Beach
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-1
Down
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    13,983
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $77,468
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    2.6, 2.2, 3.8
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    14.1, 17.9, 26.2
Maitland, Florida
#41
Maitland
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-5
Down
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    18,222
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $74,199
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    1.5, 2.1, 2.0
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    18.6, 17.0, 21.8
Village of Pinecrest, Florida
#42
Village of Pinecrest
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+5
Up
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    19,760
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $122,235
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    0.9, 1.3, 1.0
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    21.0, 23.8, 24.0
South Daytona, Florida
#43
South Daytona
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+30
Up
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    13,159
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $39,420
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    2.3, 4.3, 3.4
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    16.0, 24.5, 28.4
Venice, Florida
#44
Tavares
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-10
Down
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    17,962
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $43,744
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    2.6, 2.8, 2.2
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    15.2, 14.4, 17.1
Haines City, Florida
#45
Haines City
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-2
Down
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    25,746
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $40,241
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    1.7, 1.4, 1.2
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    19.1, 21.2, 21.6
Clermont, Florida
#46
Clermont
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-5
Down
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    37,818
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $58,804
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    2.1, 1.6, 2.8
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    17.9, 20.0, 23.9
West Melbourne, Florida
#47
West Melbourne
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+1
Up
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    24,077
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $67,864
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    1.3, 1.2, 1.9
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    21.6, 24.3, 27.1
Doral, Florida
#48
Doral
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-4
Down
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    64,168
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $77,418
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    1.0, 1.2, 1.1
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    23.0, 23.0, 29.2
Pembroke Pines, Florida
#49
Pembroke Pines
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-9
Down
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    174,641
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $66,816
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    2.0, 1.8, 1.9
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    19.1, 19.3, 21.8
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
#50
Palm Beach Gardens
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+5
Up
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    57,236
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $80,426
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    1.4, 1.5, 1.2
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2021, 2020, 2019
    22.6, 25.2, 26.8

How we determined the safest cities

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

How to make a safe home anywhere

Whether your city made our list or not, we encourage everyone to be proactive about home security. Learn more about your home security options—and find out which companies we recommend for every budget and lifestyle in our roundup of the Best Home Security Systems.

Didn't find your city in the top 50?

We calculated crime rates for every city in the state that met our population threshold, based on the state’s median population. 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 2019.

2021 Rank
City
Population
VC per 1,000Icon Tooltip  Dark
PC per 1,000Icon Tooltip  Dark
51Hialeah240.69K2.120.3
52Sunrise96.92K2.020.8
53Greenacres City41.53K2.817.8
54Boca Raton101.16K1.821.6
55New Smyrna Beach27.74K2.420.3
56Coral Gables51.53K1.026.1
57Palm Bay115.52K3.417.1
58Hialeah Gardens24.34K1.225.6
59Temple Terrace26.73K2.721.1
60Tamarac66.80K2.820.7
61Vero Beach17.50K3.119.6
62Tampa400.50K4.016.3
63Seminole19.07K1.326.6
64Fort Walton Beach22.65K3.021.0
65Winter Park31.49K2.224.1
66Palmetto Bay24.73K1.726.2
67Lake Wales16.90K3.321.2
68Eustis21.43K2.525.0
69Plantation95.47K2.227.0
70Davie108.49K2.525.8
71Tarpon Springs25.84K3.920.8
72Miami Springs14.37K2.526.5
73Stuart16.42K3.224.5
74Ormond Beach44.01K3.025.4
75Longwood15.32K2.926.0
76Cutler Bay45.45K2.129.2
77North Lauderdale44.81K5.118.2
78Hollywood156.64K2.926.6
79Winter Garden46.75K3.923.8
80Ocoee49.45K3.127.0
81Clearwater117.46K4.023.9
82Crestview25.15K3.825.6
83Lakeland112.24K3.128.8
84Altamonte Springs44.58K2.431.6
85Winter Haven44.21K4.225.5
86Largo85.74K3.827.4
87Plant City39.73K4.127.0
88Deerfield Beach81.60K4.326.5
89Kissimmee75.54K4.925.1
90Casselberry29.24K3.132.0
91Fort Myers85.13K5.722.9
92Bartow20.30K3.830.2
93Key West24.55K3.929.9
94Palmetto13.86K5.625.5
95Hallandale Beach40.30K4.430.9
96Bradenton58.78K6.125.1
97West Park15.25K5.628.2
98Apopka55.07K3.735.1
99Fort Pierce46.60K5.628.8
100Zephyrhills15.84K3.138.0
101Wilton Manors12.95K4.833.5
102Delray Beach70.51K4.834.3
103Sarasota58.47K5.531.8
104Pinellas Park53.59K3.838.0
105Jacksonville Beach23.97K4.735.7
106DeLand34.47K5.732.7
107St. Petersburg267.70K6.032.1
108Aventura38.26K1.847.4
109Auburndale16.68K3.342.9
110Mount Dora14.49K4.439.2
111Dania Beach32.59K6.830.9
112North Miami Beach46.31K6.033.8
113Belle Glade20.30K9.919.9
114St. Augustine14.78K7.229.8
115Jacksonville909.14K6.533.1
116Pensacola52.80K5.935.8
117Lauderhill72.75K7.829.3
118Miami480.51K5.936.7
119Melbourne83.67K6.933.5
120Lauderdale Lakes36.78K8.926.2
121Boynton Beach79.36K7.133.0
122New Port Richey16.70K7.930.2
123Gainesville135.09K6.934.9
124Palm Springs25.30K6.437.8
125Titusville46.87K8.031.8
126Oakland Park45.86K6.438.6
127Sanford60.84K8.235.0
128Miami Gardens113.79K7.437.9
129Tallahassee195.10K7.039.8
130West Palm Beach112.80K7.637.5
131Homestead71.76K9.531.7
132Pompano Beach113.54K7.937.7
133North Miami63.55K8.038.2
134Lake Worth38.70K10.631.0
135Fort Lauderdale184.77K5.949.2
136Ocala60.93K8.141.8
137Panama City37.20K6.151.5
138Orlando292.12K7.448.3
139Leesburg23.53K7.350.8
140Riviera Beach35.13K9.841.7
141Cocoa18.81K8.051.3
142Daytona Beach69.83K11.440.6
143Panama City Beach13.27K10.063.5
144Miami Beach92.19K9.275.7
145Opa Locka16.50K19.661.4

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Sources

FBI: Uniform Crime Reporting Program, “2019 Crime in the United States,” Accessed March 15, 2021.

US Census Bureau, "Data Explorer," Accessed November 18, 2020.

Best Places, “Find a Place Search Tool,” Accessed January 6, 2021.

SafeWise, “2021 State of Safety survey,” Accessed March 15, 2021.

Gun Violence Archive, “Past Summary Ledgers,” Accessed January 6, 2021.

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As a renter, pet-owner, and woman living alone, Katie McEntire takes safety seriously. She’s tested devices like pet cameras, home security systems, and GPS trackers in her own home and devices in the name of safety. In addition to testing, writing, and reviewing for SafeWise, she also makes videos for the site’s YouTube channel. She’s been featured on publications like TechGuySmartBuy, Forbes, Healthy Moms, and Digital Care. Katie has a Bachelor’s degree in Technical Writing from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee. She’s held previous writing positions at Overstock.com and Top Ten Reviews.

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  • Mignon Somers

    Fort Denaud, LaBelle, Clewiston, Venus,
    Olga, Alva, Lake Placid any many other cities

  • 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.

  • CafeChic

    What happened to Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island & Yulee? We’re we wiped off the Florida map?

  • 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?

    • Mignon Somers

      North Port is on the list.

    • Mignon Somers

      It’s 24th