Safest Places to Live in Florida of April 2024

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Spring break student parties, sunbathing on Miami beaches, tropical climate, and palms, surfing… These are the most common images that we associate with Florida. But this state in the southeast of the US is so much more than that.

With over 20 million residents, Florida (the land of flowers) is the 3rd most populous US state, right after California and Texas. A great part of its territory is a peninsula, so Florida has the longest coastline of all the states. The Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean surround it, influencing its wonderful and severe climate. You can see amazing animal species in Florida, such as the American alligator, American crocodile, Florida panther, and manatee, which you can’t find anywhere else in their natural habitat in the United States.

Florida’s capital is Tallahassee. The most populous city is Jacksonville, while the most populous urban area is the Miami metropolitan area. Multiculturalism is extremely prominent in Florida, largely because it is home to many people originating from Cuba. Like European people’s culture, there are also other influences, which, along with all the aforementioned factors, give Florida a truly unique place among all US states.

Ranking Criteria

ElitePersonalFinance extracted the latest data from the FBI crime statistics in the United States. We took violent crime as the main criteria. To get our score, we used this formula:

Crime Score = ( Total Number of Violent Crimes / Population ) * 1,000

This way, safer cities got the lowest score, and those more vulnerable to crimes got higher scores.

The cities that did not report crimes to the FBI and those under 5,000 residents were not included in the list.

50 Safest Places in Florida of April 2024

Rank:City:Population:Total Number of Crimes:Crime Score:
1Longboat Key7 37900,00
2Parkland35 24490,26
3Key Biscayne13 24850,38
4Marco Island18 12470,39
5Sanibel7 52530,40
6Weston71 946330,46
7Port Orange65 278300,46
8Indian Harbour Beach8 61640,46
9Lake Alfred6 12330,49
10Naples22 369110,49
11Bay Harbor Islands6 01830,50
12St. Augustine Beach7 13740,56
13Flagler Beach5 15730,58
14Niceville15 947110,69
15Cooper City36 890260,70
16Sebastian26 232190,72
17Gulf Breeze6 84350,73
18Sweetwater21 747160,74
19North Palm Beach13 273100,75
20South Pasadena5 13740,78
21Lighthouse Point11 40390,79
22Venice23 726200,84
23Fellsmere5 83050,86
24Davenport5 81450,86
25Southwest Ranches8 06170,87
26Punta Gorda20 458180,88
27Palm Beach8 88480,90
28Village of Pinecrest19 760180,91
29Safety Harbor18 178170,94
30Edgewater22 926220,96
31Doral64 168620,97
32Coral Gables51 530500,97
33Wellington66 331650,98
34Satellite Beach11 219110,98
35Lady Lake15 835161,01
36Surfside5 82961,03
37Miami Lakes31 907331,03
38Dunedin36 743391,06
39Lake Mary17 778201,12
40Tequesta6 19571,13
41Oldsmar14 990171,13
42Cape Coral194 1832261,16
43Minneola12 506151,20
44Winter Springs37 854461,22
45Hialeah Gardens24 337301,23
46Seminole19 073241,26
47Oviedo42 684561,31
48Coconut Creek62 471821,31
49Lynn Haven21 859291,33
50West Melbourne24 077321,33

Crime Score in All Cities in Florida of April 2024

If your city didn’t make our list, you could see our full list of Florida cities.

We can’t compare crime rates in small and large cities. That’s why ElitePersonalFinance made a detailed analysis and narrowed the results according to population segments:

  • Under 3,000 Residents
  • 3,000 – 10,000 Residents
  • 10,000 – 30,000 Residents
  • 30,000 – 100,000 Residents
  • Over 100,000 Residents

(Other sites don’t include places with under 3,000 residents, but we included them.)

These are the results that we got:

Under 3,000 Residents

Rank:City:Population:Total Number of Crimes:Crime Score:
1Indian Creek Village9200,00
2Altha50400,00
3Sea Ranch Lakes62600,00
4Melbourne Village70200,00
5Key Colony Beach81600,00
6South Palm Beach1 48600,00
7Redington Beaches1 48800,00
8Chiefland2 16200,00
9Ocean Ridge1 97810,51
10Belleair Beach1 61810,62
11North Redington Beach1 48510,67
12Center Hill1 47210,68
13Hypoluxo2 80820,71
14El Portal2 47920,81
15Sewall’s Point2 24420,89
16Belleair Bluffs2 20920,91
17Hillsboro Beach2 03820,98
18Golden Beach96411,04
19Lake Helen2 83731,06
20Jupiter Island93411,07
21Bonifay2 68331,12
22Cross City1 71021,17
23Havana1 70121,18
24Lake Hamilton1 47221,36
25Indialantic2 93741,36
26Welaka71211,40
27Astatula2 09131,43
28Cedar Key68511,46
29Bradenton Beach1 29221,55
30Palm Beach Shores1 27821,56
31Bowling Green2 89951,72
32Trenton2 14141,87
33Virginia Gardens2 46052,03
34Jupiter Inlet Colony45912,18
35Sneads1 79242,23
36Gulf Stream89122,24
37Blountstown2 47362,43
38Monticello2 41362,49
39Howey-in-the-Hills1 18532,53
40Atlantis2 12662,82
41Jay63223,16
42Mexico Beach1 24343,22
43Gretna1 50953,31
44Jennings86233,48
45Dunnellon1 83084,37
46Williston2 713145,16
47Westlake38025,26
48Lawtey72245,54
49Lake Placid2 459145,69
50Manalapan47436,33
51Crescent City1 540106,49
52Graceville2 191156,85
53White Springs76667,83
54Bunnell2 8653311,52
55Medley8961112,28
56Mangonia Park2 0333316,23
57Eatonville2 3173916,83

3,000 – 10,000 Residents

Rank:City:Population:Total Number of Crimes:Crime Score:
1Bal Harbour Village3 08600,00
2Ponce Inlet3 31500,00
3Indian River Shores4 30200,00
4Holmes Beach4 35500,00
5Longboat Key7 37900,00
6Belleair4 25310,24
7Indian Shores3 81610,26
8Juno Beach3 70910,27
9Sanibel7 52530,40
10Indian Harbour Beach8 61640,46
11Lake Alfred6 12330,49
12Bay Harbor Islands6 01830,50
13St. Augustine Beach7 13740,56
14Flagler Beach5 15730,58
15Melbourne Beach3 31320,60
16Gulf Breeze6 84350,73
17South Pasadena5 13740,78
18Fellsmere5 83050,86
19Davenport5 81450,86
20Southwest Ranches8 06170,87
21Palm Beach8 88480,90
22Edgewood3 04430,99
23Highland Beach3 95141,01
24Surfside5 82961,03
25Lake Clarke Shores3 65741,09
26Tequesta6 19571,13
27Jasper4 05751,23
28Valparaiso5 21871,34
29West Miami8 362121,44
30Orange Park8 852131,47
31North Bay Village8 425131,54
32St. Pete Beach9 689151,55
33Neptune Beach7 332121,64
34Umatilla3 85271,82
35Indian Rocks Beach4 31581,85
36Biscayne Park3 16961,89
37Windermere3 58871,95
38Port St. Joe3 57971,96
39Daytona Beach Shores4 57991,97
40Belle Isle7 326162,18
41Okeechobee5 741132,26
42Treasure Island6 978172,44
43Lauderdale-by-the-Sea6 745172,52
44Loxatachee Groves3 614113,04
45Clewiston8 098263,21
46Madeira Beach4 346143,22
47Green Cove Springs8 505303,53
48Kenneth City5 074183,55
49Belleview5 086203,93
50Wauchula4 890204,09
51DeFuniak Springs6 940294,18
52High Springs6 252284,48
53Parker4 616214,55
54Dade City7 337364,91
55Chattahoochee3 004165,33
56Springfield9 517515,36
57Oakland3 160175,38
58Brooksville8 373505,97
59Wildwood7 310486,57
60Arcadia8 274556,65
61South Bay5 225366,89
62Chipley3 567267,29
63Pembroke Park6 798517,50
64Quincy7 143557,70
65Starke5 402437,96
66Mascotte5 977498,20
67Live Oak6 988649,16
68Marianna7 034659,24
69Pahokee6 335599,31
70Lake Park8 670869,92
71Perry6 9187010,12

10,000 – 30,000 Residents

Rank:City:Population:Total Number of Crimes:Crime Score:
1Key Biscayne13 24850,38
2Marco Island18 12470,39
3Naples22 369110,49
4Niceville15 947110,69
5Sebastian26 232190,72
6Sweetwater21 747160,74
7North Palm Beach13 273100,75
8Lighthouse Point11 40390,79
9Venice23 726200,84
10Punta Gorda20 458180,88
11Village of Pinecrest19 760180,91
12Safety Harbor18 178170,94
13Edgewater22 926220,96
14Satellite Beach11 219110,98
15Lady Lake15 835161,01
16Lake Mary17 778201,12
17Oldsmar14 990171,13
18Minneola12 506151,20
19Hialeah Gardens24 337301,23
20Seminole19 073241,26
21Lynn Haven21 859291,33
22West Melbourne24 077321,33
23Sunny Isles Beach22 476331,47
24Maitland18 222281,54
25Groveland15 667261,66
26Palmetto Bay24 730431,74
27Haines City25 746451,75
28Milton10 460201,91
29Fernandina Beach12 710251,97
30Orange City11 920242,01
31Miami Shores10 572232,18
32Fruitland Park11 410252,19
33Rockledge28 078622,21
34Gulfport12 449282,25
35South Daytona13 159302,28
36New Smyrna Beach27 743672,42
37Eustis21 432532,47
38Miami Springs14 374362,50
39Atlantic Beach13 983362,57
40Tavares17 962472,62
41Temple Terrace26 725712,66
42Longwood15 320442,87
43Fort Walton Beach22 645683,00
44Casselberry29 244903,08
45Vero Beach17 503543,09
46Zephyrhills15 836493,09
47South Miami12 284393,17
48Stuart16 424533,23
49Lake Wales16 901553,25
50Auburndale16 679553,30
51Holly Hill12 403463,71
52Bartow20 296773,79
53Crestview25 152963,82
54Key West24 554963,91
55Tarpon Springs25 8411023,95
56Alachua10 070414,07
57Mount Dora14 491644,42
58Jacksonville Beach23 9741134,71
59Wilton Manors12 948624,79
60Palatka10 450535,07
61Sebring11 008575,18
62Cocoa Beach11 806645,42
63West Park15 246855,58
64Palmetto13 855785,63
65Palm Springs25 3031616,36
66Lantana12 033786,48
67St. Augustine14 7781077,24
68Leesburg23 5271727,31
69New Port Richey16 7031327,90
70Cocoa18 8071518,03
71Belle Glade20 3012009,85
72Panama City Beach13 26613310,03
73Lake City12 14116113,26
74Opa Locka16 50132319,57
75Florida City12 18031926,19

30,000 – 100,000 Residents

Rank:City:Population:Total Number of Crimes:Crime Score:
1Parkland35 24490,26
2Weston71 946330,46
3Port Orange65 278300,46
4Cooper City36 890260,70
5Doral64 168620,97
6Coral Gables51 530500,97
7Wellington66 331650,98
8Miami Lakes31 907331,03
9Dunedin36 743391,06
10Winter Springs37 854461,22
11Oviedo42 684561,31
12Coconut Creek62 471821,31
13North Port70 181951,35
14Palm Beach Gardens57 236781,36
15Royal Palm Beach40 802571,40
16Margate59 371991,67
17Jupiter66 9061181,76
18Aventura38 259691,80
19St. Cloud56 5601061,87
20Sunrise96 9191911,97
21Cutler Bay45 452942,07
22Clermont37 818792,09
23Plantation95 4742112,21
24Winter Park31 494702,22
25Altamonte Springs44 5821072,40
26Tamarac66 7991862,78
27Greenacres City41 5251172,82
28Ormond Beach44 0051333,02
29Ocoee49 4511553,13
30Apopka55 0722063,74
31Largo85 7403293,84
32Pinellas Park53 5892063,84
33Winter Garden46 7501813,87
34Plant City39 7251624,08
35Winter Haven44 2111874,23
36Deerfield Beach81 6023514,30
37Hallandale Beach40 2971784,42
38Delray Beach70 5093364,77
39Kissimmee75 5443684,87
40North Lauderdale44 8082305,13
41Sarasota58 470319</