Florida’s 50 Safest Cities of 2022

Badge acknowledging the safest cities in Florida for 2022

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

Here are the 10 Safest Cities in Florida for 2022

See if your city made the full list.

Florida is among the most concerned states in the country, but its crime rates come in below nationwide rates for both violent and property crime. And with only 49% of Floridians telling us they feel safe in The Sunshine State, we hope the low reports of crime in Florida’s 50 safest cities help bolster that sense of safety.

In this report

2022 Florida crime rates

Violent crime held steady year over year at 3.8 incidents per 1,000 people, putting Florida below the national violent crime rate of 4.0 per 1,000. But the Sunshine State did one better when it comes to property crime—reporting 17.7 incidents per 1,000 versus 19.6 nationwide.

Florida’s lower crime rates don’t line up with the state’s high level of anxiety about crime and safety. Despite nearly one in two survey respondents reporting high concern about property crime happening to them, incidence of property crime actually dropped by 17% year over year.

Bar chart of violent and property crime rates per 1,000 people where the national average is 4.0 violent crimes per 1,000 people and 19.6 property crimes per 1,000 people.

Image: SafeWise

Level of concern and experience with crime in Florida

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

Despite rising levels of concern, we saw a 10% drop in Floridians who’ve reported experiencing property crime in the 12 months prior to our most recent survey. But of those same respondents, those who experienced gun violence in the year prior to the survey more than doubled.

Only 49% said they feel safe in their state, and 69% think crime is increasing across the board. Nationwide, 55% of people feel safe calling their state home and 69% think crime is on the rise.

Florida was the fourth in the nation for highest levels of concern over package theft and COVID-19—with three in four people feeling high concern about the pandemic every day (US 62%). Package theft affected 22% of our respondents (US 20%), which explains why it’s the top crime concern in Florida.

Pictogram showing the percentage of state residents that are concerned about their safety on a daily basis, as well as which type of crime they are concerned about the most, and which crimes they have experienced within the past 12 months. Crimes include violent crime, property crime, package theft and gun violence.

Image: SafeWise. Past 12 months=12 months prior to survey.

Crime concerns in Florida

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

Bar chart showing percentages of how concerned state residents are about crime compared to the national averages for violent crime, property crime, package theft and gun violence.

Image: SafeWise

View the complete 2022 State of Safety report.

Violent crime in Florida: Fear vs. reality

Bucking the nationwide rise in violent crime, Florida’s violent crime rate held steady for the third year. Despite stable violent crime rates, Floridians continue to report increasing levels of concern.

  • After 2 years hovering just above the national violent crime rate, this year Florida came in under the national rate with 3.8 incidents per 1,000, compared to 4.0 across the US.
  • Aggravated assault was the most common violent crime recorded in Florida with over 1,500 cases in the safest cities and over 60,000 statewide.
  • Proportionately, Florida reported fewer rapes and robberies than the US averages. In Florida, rape accounts for 9% of all violent crimes (US 10%) and robberies make up 16% (US 19%).
  • 40% of Florida residents use some form of personal protection, with pepper spray named by 23% of respondents—making it the most popular form of personal protection in The Sunshine State.
  • 61% of Floridians say their personal safety has been affected by the pandemic (US 44%).

Attitudes about gun violence in Florida

  • 71% of Floridians said that gun violence is their top daily safety concern (US 53%), and 48% worry about being personally involved in a gun violence incident (US 38%).
  • Mass shooting incidents fell by nearly 12% between 2020 and 2021, making Florida one of only 15 states that saw a drop year over year.
  • There were 30 mass shooting incidents recorded in Florida in 2021, versus 34 in 2020—but Florida still reported the eighth-highest number of incidents in the country.
  • Concealed carry firearms are the second-most popular form of personal protection, carried by 16% of survey respondents that use personal safety devices.
  • Firearms are the fourth choice for property protection in Florida, with 19% of respondents using them compared to 33% that use security systems and cameras to protect their property.
  • 13% of survey respondents reported a personal experience with gun violence in the 12 months prior to being surveyed, compared to 8% nationwide.
Line graph of violent and property crime rates over the past three years in the state compared to national crime rates per 1,000 residents for violent crime, property crime, package theft and gun violence.

Image: SafeWise

Property crime in Florida: Fear vs. reality

Property crime is less of a concern for Floridians than other issues, but it doesn’t keep them from taking action to protect their property. Florida shows a higher number of residents who use proactive measures like security cameras and security systems.

  • Property crime is a top concern for 47% of the Floridians we talked to.
  • 16% of respondents experienced property crime in the year prior to the survey—38% less than the previous year and 2 points below the national average.
  • Florida reported fewer property crimes per capita than both the South Atlantic region and the US.
  • 22% of Florida residents in our survey said they experienced package theft in the last year—2 points higher than the national average.
  • Nearly 7 in 10 Floridians use some kind of property protection. Security cameras and security systems are the most popular in The Sunshine State.
  • 44% of Florida residents say their property’s security has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic (US 29%).

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.

  • 143 cities met criteria to be considered for ranking.
  • Niceville jumped 14 spots to land at number 1 (how could it not with a name like that?).
  • Marco Island dropped to number 5 after 2 years in the top spot.
  • The average violent crime rate among the safest cities is 1.3 incidents per 1,000 people—well under state, regional, and US rates.
  • 58% of the safest cities reported 0 murders.
  • 3 cities reported fewer than 10 total violent crimes—Niceville, Parkland, and Key Biscayne.
  • 96% of the safest cities have property crime rates below state, regional, and US rates. The exceptions are Hialeah Gardens, which matches the US rate of 19.6 and Doral with 18.1 incidents per 1,000.
  • 5 of Florida’s safest cities have more than 100,000 people, including Port St. Lucie at the number 12 spot. The average population among Florida’s safest cities is 48,798.
Map of state with markers and labels highlighting the cities with the lowest crime rates.

Image: SafeWise

The 50 safest cities in Florida

VC=violent crime
PC=property crime

Niceville, Florida
#1
Niceville
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    16,345
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $76,823
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.6, 0.7, 1.5
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    2.9, 12.8, 12.0
Weston, Florida
#2
Weston
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+1
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    71,815
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $107,908
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.5, 0.5, 0.6
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    4.3, 5.0, 5.2
Parkland, Florida
#3
Parkland
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-1
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    35,773
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $154,844
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.2, 0.3, 1.1
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    5.6, 5.4, 7.1
Sebastian, Florida
#4
Sebastian
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+8
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    26,626
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $53,707
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.8, 0.7, 1.2
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    5.8, 11.3, 10.9
Marco Island, Florida
#5
Marco Island
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-4
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    18,121
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $86,215
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.8, 0.4, 0.3
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    5.7, 4.6, 5.4
North Palm Beach, Florida
#6
North Palm Beach
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    13,255
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $72,027
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.9, 0.8, 0.9
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    6.7, 8.4, 7.9
Oviedo, Florida
#7
Oviedo
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-1
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    42,903
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $95,935
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    1.2, 1.3, 1.6
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    5.8, 6.8, 8.9
Wellington, Florida
#8
Wellington
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    66,429
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $92,586
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    1.0, 1.0, 1.2
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    7.4, 11.9, 12.6
#9
Minneola
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    13,001
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $61,549
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    1.2, 1.2, 1.6
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    7.1, 8.6, 9.6
Cooper City, Florida
#10
Cooper City
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-3
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    36,714
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $106,795
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    1.0, 0.7, 1.0
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    8.8, 9.8, 11.7
Lady Lake, Florida
#11
Lady Lake
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+22
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    16,255
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $42,483
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    1.1, 1.0, 1.0
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    8.7, 17.7, 14.6
Port St. Lucie, Florida
#12
Port St. Lucie
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-1
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    206,450
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $60,587
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    1.3, 1.5, 1.1
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    8.1, 8.5, 9.6
Lynn Haven, Florida
#13
Lynn Haven
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+12
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    20,733
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $65,650
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    1.1, 1.3, 1.3
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    9.3, 14.2, 9.5
Sunny Isles Beach, Florida
#14
Sunny Isles Beach
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    21,907
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $55,350
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    1.1, 1.5, 1.5
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    9.7, 15.8, 13.4
Fernandina Beach, Florida
#15
Fernandina Beach
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+11
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    13,383
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $63,942
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    1.3, 2.0, 1.5
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    9.0, 12.0, 22.6
Winter Springs, Florida
#16
Winter Springs
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-12
Down
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    37,788
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $71,898
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    1.7, 1.2, 1.5
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    7.5, 6.6, 7.4
Punta Gorda, Florida
#17
Punta Gorda
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+4
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    20,766
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $61,395
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.7, 0.9, 0.5
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    13.1, 13.6, 16.4
Key Biscayne, Florida
#18
Key Biscayne
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-5
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    12,898
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $151,310
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.2, 0.4, 0.4
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    15.2, 13.2, 6.8
Jupiter, Florida
#19
Jupiter
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+17
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    67,054
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $86,027
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    1.2, 1.8, 2.0
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    10.5, 15.5, 14.4
Cape Coral, Florida
#20
Cape Coral
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-3
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    199,503
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $61,599
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    1.3, 1.2, 1.4
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    10.7, 11.2, 14.4
Naples, Florida
#21
Naples
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-2
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    22,388
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $107,013
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.9, 0.5, 0.4
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    12.3, 14.4, 14.3
Dunedin, Florida
#22
Dunedin
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-2
Down
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    36,675
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $50,356
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    1.4, 1.1, 1.4
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    10.3, 12.8, 17.8
Venice, Florida
#23
Venice
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-9
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    24,366
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $60,086
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.7, 0.8, 1.1
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    14.2, 11.9, 13.8
Coconut Creek, Florida
#24
Coconut Creek
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+5
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    62,220
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $62,973
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    1.4, 1.3, 1.4
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    10.6, 16.2, 16.5
North Port, Florida
#25
North Port
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-1
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    72,389
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $62,097
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    1.6, 1.4, 1.7
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    10.3, 13.8, 17.5
Port Orange, Florida
#26
Port Orange
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+2
Up
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    65,828
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $51,883
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.8, 0.5, 0.4
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    14.5, 18.0, 21.8
Coral Springs, Florida
#27
Coral Springs
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+11
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    135,027
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $77,360
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    1.2, 1.4, 1.6
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    12.3, 17.1, 15.1
Miami Lakes, Florida
#28
Miami Lakes
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+11
Up
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    31,584
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $75,762
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    1.0, 1.0, 1.1
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    13.5, 18.8, 20.8
St. Cloud, Florida
#29
St. Cloud
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-7
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    56,828
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $55,440
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    1.7, 1.9, 1.4
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    10.5, 11.2, 12.4
Lake Mary, Florida
#30
Lake Mary
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-12
Down
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    17,947
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $96,983
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    1.7, 1.1, 2.1
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    11.1, 11.5, 16.0
Oldsmar, Florida
#31
Oldsmar
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-8
Down
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    15,218
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $57,283
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    1.4, 1.1, 2.1
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    12.4, 14.3, 22.8
Margate, Florida
#32
Margate
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+3
Up
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    59,449
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $45,594
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    1.8, 1.7, 1.7
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    11.4, 15.7, 16.8
Safety Harbor, Florida
#33
Safety Harbor
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-25
Down
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    18,144
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $78,026
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    1.7, 0.9, 1.3
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    11.6, 9.1, 12.6
Pembroke Pines, Florida
#34
Pembroke Pines
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+15
Up
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    175,757
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $68,745
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    1.2, 2.0, 1.8
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    14.2, 19.1, 19.3
Groveland, Florida
#35
Groveland
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-5
Down
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    17,622
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $62,384
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    2.2, 1.7, 1.7
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    9.8, 15.0, 13.2
Edgewater, Florida
#36
Edgewater
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-9
Down
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    24,166
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $49,878
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    1.3, 1.0, 1.1
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    15.6, 15.7, 18.1
Rockledge, Florida
#37
Rockledge
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-0-
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    28,614
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $68,265
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    2.1, 2.2, 2.2
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    12.0, 13.9, 14.6
Miramar, Florida
#38
Miramar
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-4
Down
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    143,470
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $70,669
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    2.4, 2.2, 2.4
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    10.5, 13.6, 14.9
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
#39
Palm Beach Gardens
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+11
Up
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    58,629
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $87,969
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    1.1, 1.4, 1.5
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    17.0, 22.6, 25.2
South Daytona, Florida
#40
South Daytona
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+3
Up
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    13,176
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $40,632
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    1.5, 2.3, 4.3
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    15.1, 16.0, 24.5
Doral, Florida
#41
Doral
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+7
Up
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    68,425
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $77,493
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.9, 1.0, 1.2
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    18.1, 23.0, 23.0
Tavares, Florida
#42
Tavares
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+2
Up
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    18,221
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $45,319
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    2.4, 2.6, 2.8
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    11.3, 15.2, 14.4
Haines City, Florida
#43
Haines City
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+2
Up
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    26,719
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $44,279
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    1.7, 1.7, 1.4
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    15.1, 19.1, 21.2
Geographic location of Vero Beach, FL
#44
Vero Beach
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+17
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    17,776
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $48,844
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    1.9, 3.1, 2.0
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    14.1, 19.6, 24.2
Sunrise, Florida
#45
Sunrise
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+7
Up
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    96,428
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $54,744
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    2.0, 2.0, 1.9
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    13.7, 20.8, 24.5
Maitland, Florida
#46
Maitland
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-5
Down
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    17,863
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $75,944
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    1.6, 1.5, 2.1
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    16.6, 18.6, 17.0
West Melbourne, Florida
#47
West Melbourne
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-0-
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    25,020
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $68,277
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    1.9, 1.3, 1.2
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    15.4, 21.6, 24.3
Hialeah Gardens, Florida
#48
Hialeah Gardens
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+10
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    23,667
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $53,423
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    1.2, 1.2, 1.2
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    19.6, 25.6, 21.1
Tamarac, Florida
#49
Tamarac
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+11
Up
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    67,399
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $48,930
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    2.2, 2.8, 3.1
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    15.0, 20.7, 18.6
Royal Palm Beach, Florida
#50
Royal Palm Beach
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-19
Down
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    41,142
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $82,582
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    2.1, 1.4, 1.6
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    15.5, 16.1, 19.3

How we determined the safest cities

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

How to make a safe home anywhere

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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 2020.

2022 Rank
City
Population
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2021 Rank
51Hialeah234,2351.916.451
52Clermont39,9322.315.346
53Palmetto Bay24,6411.220.766
54Lake Wales17,0752.514.767
55Village of Pinecrest19,2550.922.942
56Coral Gables50,0171.023.356
57Longwood15,7932.516.475
58Palm Bay116,8972.815.157
59Eustis21,6422.317.568
60New Smyrna Beach28,3802.616.155
61Boca Raton101,5832.019.654
62Seminole19,0172.517.463
63Plantation95,6692.120.369
64Temple Terrace26,8902.718.059
65Cutler Bay44,0982.618.576
66Greenacres City41,5182.917.153
67Bartow20,5072.320.492
68Winter Garden47,4843.217.179
69Tarpon Springs25,8184.213.571
70Davie107,9882.422.670
71Stuart16,3472.821.773
72North Lauderdale44,6184.314.577
73Winter Park31,1832.822.065
74Ocoee49,8772.622.780
75Atlantic Beach14,0123.717.840
76Fort Walton Beach22,8713.220.264
77Deerfield Beach81,7493.519.688
78Winter Haven46,2753.719.985
79Altamonte Springs44,4403.222.584
80Clearwater117,8593.918.981
81Hollywood156,4343.521.278
82Tampa407,3505.213.762
83Largo85,5943.921.186
84Key West24,0604.418.793
85Crestview25,7873.623.382
86Ormond Beach44,2713.623.474
87Mount Dora14,8012.031.4110
88Lakeland113,8763.524.783
89Aventura37,1141.833.2108
90Zephyrhills16,7722.430.3100
91Kissimmee74,3374.323.089
92Fort Myers90,3805.218.891
93Casselberry29,0803.526.890
94Auburndale17,0463.129.6109
95Bradenton60,6885.021.896
96Fort Pierce46,5745.420.199
97Plant City40,3304.922.587
98Apopka54,8424.525.498
99West Park15,2046.418.597
100DeLand35,8745.224.3106
101Pinellas Park54,1143.533.0104
102Hallandale Beach40,1535.026.195
103St. Augustine15,7054.829.1114
104Titusville46,9196.323.0125
105Boynton Beach79,9136.522.4121
106Miami476,1025.627.5118
107Sarasota59,0025.927.5103
108Jacksonville Beach23,8945.430.2105
109St. Petersburg267,6906.625.6107
110Lauderdale Lakes36,5877.521.3120
111Palmetto13,8736.327.294
112Miami Springs13,9256.626.272
113Wilton Manors12,8854.934.7101
114Pensacola53,0836.229.1116
115New Port Richey16,9546.925.6122
116Miami Gardens110,2847.125.2128
117Dania Beach32,5576.231.4111
118Delray Beach70,4875.734.2102
119Sanford62,3428.222.4127
120Jacksonville920,5087.028.7115
121North Miami Beach43,2737.327.1112
122Oakland Park45,6465.735.3126
123Pompano Beach113,5457.427.7132
124Ocala61,2756.731.6136
125Lantana12,8256.733.2N/A
126Homestead70,5388.624.2131
127Tallahassee196,0127.729.5129
128Lauderhill72,4218.726.4117
129North Miami63,1097.631.8133
130Gainesville135,0767.731.8123
131Belle Glade20,3579.125.7113
132West Palm Beach113,2687.634.1130
133Leesburg24,0636.639.4139
134Fort Lauderdale184,3476.341.6135
135Melbourne83,8069.030.2119
136Orlando293,3638.638.0138
137Daytona Beach70,08410.330.6142
138Lake Worth38,94510.532.1134
139Panama City34,6728.741.9137
140Palm Springs25,45111.330.8124
141Riviera Beach35,79812.032.8140
142Miami Beach89,0177.557.4144
143Cocoa18,76911.458.7141
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Sources

FBI: Crime Data Explorer, Accessed March 8, 2022.

US Census Bureau, "Data Explorer," Accessed January 24, 2022.

Best Places, “Find a Place Search Tool,” Accessed January 24, 2022.

SafeWise, “2021 State of Safety survey,” Accessed March 8, 2022.

Gun Violence Archive, “Past Summary Ledgers,” Accessed January 24, 2022.

Gun Violence Archive, “General Methodology,” Accessed March 8, 2022.

Melody Hicks, Ben Stickle, Joshua Harms, American Journal of Criminal Justice, “Assessing the Fear of Package Theft,” January 04, 2021. Accessed March 8, 2022.

For definitions and more on data sources, see our methodology page.

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Rebecca Edwards
Rebecca is the lead safety reporter and in-house expert for SafeWise.com. She has been a journalist and blogger for over 25 years, with a focus on home and community safety for the past eight. Rebecca spends dozens of hours every month poring over crime reports and spotting trends. Her safety expertise is sought after by publications, broadcast journalists, non-profit organizations, podcasts, and more. You can find her expert advice and analysis in places like TechCrunch, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The Miami Herald, NPR, HGTV, MSN, Reader's Digest, Real Simple, and an ever-growing library of radio and TV clips.

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