Safest Places to Live in Florida 2021

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Last Update: June 29, 2021 Living

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 and are the main factors influencing its climate, both wonderful and severe. 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 that are more vulnerable to crimes got higher scores.

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

50 Safest Places in Florida 2021

Rank: City: Population: Total Number of Crimes: Crime Score:
1 Longboat Key 7 379 0 0,00
2 Parkland 35 244 9 0,26
3 Key Biscayne 13 248 5 0,38
4 Marco Island 18 124 7 0,39
5 Sanibel 7 525 3 0,40
6 Weston 71 946 33 0,46
7 Port Orange 65 278 30 0,46
8 Indian Harbour Beach 8 616 4 0,46
9 Lake Alfred 6 123 3 0,49
10 Naples 22 369 11 0,49
11 Bay Harbor Islands 6 018 3 0,50
12 St. Augustine Beach 7 137 4 0,56
13 Flagler Beach 5 157 3 0,58
14 Niceville 15 947 11 0,69
15 Cooper City 36 890 26 0,70
16 Sebastian 26 232 19 0,72
17 Gulf Breeze 6 843 5 0,73
18 Sweetwater 21 747 16 0,74
19 North Palm Beach 13 273 10 0,75
20 South Pasadena 5 137 4 0,78
21 Lighthouse Point 11 403 9 0,79
22 Venice 23 726 20 0,84
23 Fellsmere 5 830 5 0,86
24 Davenport 5 814 5 0,86
25 Southwest Ranches 8 061 7 0,87
26 Punta Gorda 20 458 18 0,88
27 Palm Beach 8 884 8 0,90
28 Village of Pinecrest 19 760 18 0,91
29 Safety Harbor 18 178 17 0,94
30 Edgewater 22 926 22 0,96
31 Doral 64 168 62 0,97
32 Coral Gables 51 530 50 0,97
33 Wellington 66 331 65 0,98
34 Satellite Beach 11 219 11 0,98
35 Lady Lake 15 835 16 1,01
36 Surfside 5 829 6 1,03
37 Miami Lakes 31 907 33 1,03
38 Dunedin 36 743 39 1,06
39 Lake Mary 17 778 20 1,12
40 Tequesta 6 195 7 1,13
41 Oldsmar 14 990 17 1,13
42 Cape Coral 194 183 226 1,16
43 Minneola 12 506 15 1,20
44 Winter Springs 37 854 46 1,22
45 Hialeah Gardens 24 337 30 1,23
46 Seminole 19 073 24 1,26
47 Oviedo 42 684 56 1,31
48 Coconut Creek 62 471 82 1,31
49 Lynn Haven 21 859 29 1,33
50 West Melbourne 24 077 32 1,33

Crime Score in All Cities in Florida 2021

In case your city didn’t make our list, you can take a look at our full list of cities in Florida.

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:
1 Indian Creek Village 92 0 0,00
2 Altha 504 0 0,00
3 Sea Ranch Lakes 626 0 0,00
4 Melbourne Village 702 0 0,00
5 Key Colony Beach 816 0 0,00
6 South Palm Beach 1 486 0 0,00
7 Redington Beaches 1 488 0 0,00
8 Chiefland 2 162 0 0,00
9 Ocean Ridge 1 978 1 0,51
10 Belleair Beach 1 618 1 0,62
11 North Redington Beach 1 485 1 0,67
12 Center Hill 1 472 1 0,68
13 Hypoluxo 2 808 2 0,71
14 El Portal 2 479 2 0,81
15 Sewall’s Point 2 244 2 0,89
16 Belleair Bluffs 2 209 2 0,91
17 Hillsboro Beach 2 038 2 0,98
18 Golden Beach 964 1 1,04
19 Lake Helen 2 837 3 1,06
20 Jupiter Island 934 1 1,07
21 Bonifay 2 683 3 1,12
22 Cross City 1 710 2 1,17
23 Havana 1 701 2 1,18
24 Lake Hamilton 1 472 2 1,36
25 Indialantic 2 937 4 1,36
26 Welaka 712 1 1,40
27 Astatula 2 091 3 1,43
28 Cedar Key 685 1 1,46
29 Bradenton Beach 1 292 2 1,55
30 Palm Beach Shores 1 278 2 1,56
31 Bowling Green 2 899 5 1,72
32 Trenton 2 141 4 1,87
33 Virginia Gardens 2 460 5 2,03
34 Jupiter Inlet Colony 459 1 2,18
35 Sneads 1 792 4 2,23
36 Gulf Stream 891 2 2,24
37 Blountstown 2 473 6 2,43
38 Monticello 2 413 6 2,49
39 Howey-in-the-Hills 1 185 3 2,53
40 Atlantis 2 126 6 2,82
41 Jay 632 2 3,16
42 Mexico Beach 1 243 4 3,22
43 Gretna 1 509 5 3,31
44 Jennings 862 3 3,48
45 Dunnellon 1 830 8 4,37
46 Williston 2 713 14 5,16
47 Westlake 380 2 5,26
48 Lawtey 722 4 5,54
49 Lake Placid 2 459 14 5,69
50 Manalapan 474 3 6,33
51 Crescent City 1 540 10 6,49
52 Graceville 2 191 15 6,85
53 White Springs 766 6 7,83
54 Bunnell 2 865 33 11,52
55 Medley 896 11 12,28
56 Mangonia Park 2 033 33 16,23
57 Eatonville 2 317 39 16,83

3,000 – 10,000 Residents

Rank: City: Population: Total Number of Crimes: Crime Score:
1 Bal Harbour Village 3 086 0 0,00
2 Ponce Inlet 3 315 0 0,00
3 Indian River Shores 4 302 0 0,00
4 Holmes Beach 4 355 0 0,00
5 Longboat Key 7 379 0 0,00
6 Belleair 4 253 1 0,24
7 Indian Shores 3 816 1 0,26
8 Juno Beach 3 709 1 0,27
9 Sanibel 7 525 3 0,40
10 Indian Harbour Beach 8 616 4 0,46
11 Lake Alfred 6 123 3 0,49
12 Bay Harbor Islands 6 018 3 0,50
13 St. Augustine Beach 7 137 4 0,56
14 Flagler Beach 5 157 3 0,58
15 Melbourne Beach 3 313 2 0,60
16 Gulf Breeze 6 843 5 0,73
17 South Pasadena 5 137 4 0,78
18 Fellsmere 5 830 5 0,86
19 Davenport 5 814 5 0,86
20 Southwest Ranches 8 061 7 0,87
21 Palm Beach 8 884 8 0,90
22 Edgewood 3 044 3 0,99
23 Highland Beach 3 951 4 1,01
24 Surfside 5 829 6 1,03
25 Lake Clarke Shores 3 657 4 1,09
26 Tequesta 6 195 7 1,13
27 Jasper 4 057 5 1,23
28 Valparaiso 5 218 7 1,34
29 West Miami 8 362 12 1,44
30 Orange Park 8 852 13 1,47
31 North Bay Village 8 425 13 1,54
32 St. Pete Beach 9 689 15 1,55
33 Neptune Beach 7 332 12 1,64
34 Umatilla 3 852 7 1,82
35 Indian Rocks Beach 4 315 8 1,85
36 Biscayne Park 3 169 6 1,89
37 Windermere 3 588 7 1,95
38 Port St. Joe 3 579 7 1,96
39 Daytona Beach Shores 4 579 9 1,97
40 Belle Isle 7 326 16 2,18
41 Okeechobee 5 741 13 2,26
42 Treasure Island 6 978 17 2,44
43 Lauderdale-by-the-Sea 6 745 17 2,52
44 Loxatachee Groves 3 614 11 3,04
45 Clewiston 8 098 26 3,21
46 Madeira Beach 4 346 14 3,22
47 Green Cove Springs 8 505 30 3,53
48 Kenneth City 5 074 18 3,55
49 Belleview 5 086 20 3,93
50 Wauchula 4 890 20 4,09
51 DeFuniak Springs 6 940 29 4,18
52 High Springs 6 252 28 4,48
53 Parker 4 616 21 4,55
54 Dade City 7 337 36 4,91
55 Chattahoochee 3 004 16 5,33
56 Springfield 9 517 51 5,36
57 Oakland 3 160 17 5,38
58 Brooksville 8 373 50 5,97
59 Wildwood 7 310 48 6,57
60 Arcadia 8 274 55 6,65
61 South Bay 5 225 36 6,89
62 Chipley 3 567 26 7,29
63 Pembroke Park 6 798 51 7,50
64 Quincy 7 143 55 7,70
65 Starke 5 402 43 7,96
66 Mascotte 5 977 49 8,20
67 Live Oak 6 988 64 9,16
68 Marianna 7 034 65 9,24
69 Pahokee 6 335 59 9,31
70 Lake Park 8 670 86 9,92
71 Perry 6 918 70 10,12

10,000 – 30,000 Residents

Rank: City: Population: Total Number of Crimes: Crime Score:
1 Key Biscayne 13 248 5 0,38
2 Marco Island 18 124 7 0,39
3 Naples 22 369 11 0,49
4 Niceville 15 947 11 0,69
5 Sebastian 26 232 19 0,72
6 Sweetwater 21 747 16 0,74
7 North Palm Beach 13 273 10 0,75
8 Lighthouse Point 11 403 9 0,79
9 Venice 23 726 20 0,84
10 Punta Gorda 20 458 18 0,88
11 Village of Pinecrest 19 760 18 0,91
12 Safety Harbor 18 178 17 0,94
13 Edgewater 22 926 22 0,96
14 Satellite Beach 11 219 11 0,98
15 Lady Lake 15 835 16 1,01
16 Lake Mary 17 778 20 1,12
17 Oldsmar 14 990 17 1,13
18 Minneola 12 506 15 1,20
19 Hialeah Gardens 24 337 30 1,23
20 Seminole 19 073 24 1,26
21 Lynn Haven 21 859 29 1,33
22 West Melbourne 24 077 32 1,33
23 Sunny Isles Beach 22 476 33 1,47
24 Maitland 18 222 28 1,54
25 Groveland 15 667 26 1,66
26 Palmetto Bay 24 730 43 1,74
27 Haines City 25 746 45 1,75
28 Milton 10 460 20 1,91
29 Fernandina Beach 12 710 25 1,97
30 Orange City 11 920 24 2,01
31 Miami Shores 10 572 23 2,18
32 Fruitland Park 11 410 25 2,19
33 Rockledge 28 078 62 2,21
34 Gulfport 12 449 28 2,25
35 South Daytona 13 159 30 2,28
36 New Smyrna Beach 27 743 67 2,42
37 Eustis 21 432 53 2,47
38 Miami Springs 14 374 36 2,50
39 Atlantic Beach 13 983 36 2,57
40 Tavares 17 962 47 2,62
41 Temple Terrace 26 725 71 2,66
42 Longwood 15 320 44 2,87
43 Fort Walton Beach 22 645 68 3,00
44 Casselberry 29 244 90 3,08
45 Vero Beach 17 503 54 3,09
46 Zephyrhills 15 836 49 3,09
47 South Miami 12 284 39 3,17
48 Stuart 16 424 53 3,23
49 Lake Wales 16 901 55 3,25
50 Auburndale 16 679 55 3,30
51 Holly Hill 12 403 46 3,71
52 Bartow 20 296 77 3,79
53 Crestview 25 152 96 3,82
54 Key West 24 554 96 3,91
55 Tarpon Springs 25 841 102 3,95
56 Alachua 10 070 41 4,07
57 Mount Dora 14 491 64 4,42
58 Jacksonville Beach 23 974 113 4,71
59 Wilton Manors 12 948 62 4,79
60 Palatka 10 450 53 5,07
61 Sebring 11 008 57 5,18
62 Cocoa Beach 11 806 64 5,42
63 West Park 15 246 85 5,58
64 Palmetto 13 855 78 5,63
65 Palm Springs 25 303 161 6,36
66 Lantana 12 033 78 6,48
67 St. Augustine 14 778 107 7,24
68 Leesburg 23 527 172 7,31
69 New Port Richey 16 703 132 7,90
70 Cocoa 18 807 151 8,03
71 Belle Glade 20 301 200 9,85
72 Panama City Beach 13 266 133 10,03
73 Lake City 12 141 161 13,26
74 Opa Locka 16 501 323 19,57
75 Florida City 12 180 319 26,19

30,000 – 100,000 Residents

Rank: City: Population: Total Number of Crimes: Crime Score:
1 Parkland 35 244 9 0,26
2 Weston 71 946 33 0,46
3 Port Orange 65 278 30 0,46
4 Cooper City 36 890 26 0,70
5 Doral 64 168 62 0,97
6 Coral Gables 51 530 50 0,97
7 Wellington 66 331 65 0,98
8 Miami Lakes 31 907 33 1,03
9 Dunedin 36 743 39 1,06
10 Winter Springs 37 854 46 1,22
11 Oviedo 42 684 56 1,31
12 Coconut Creek 62 471 82 1,31
13 North Port 70 181 95 1,35
14 Palm Beach Gardens 57 236 78 1,36
15 Royal Palm Beach 40 802 57 1,40
16 Margate 59 371 99 1,67
17 Jupiter 66 906 118 1,76
18 Aventura 38 259 69 1,80
19 St. Cloud 56 560 106 1,87
20 Sunrise 96 919 191 1,97
21 Cutler Bay 45 452 94 2,07
22 Clermont 37 818 79 2,09
23 Plantation 95 474 211 2,21
24 Winter Park 31 494 70 2,22
25 Altamonte Springs 44 582 107 2,40
26 Tamarac 66 799 186 2,78
27 Greenacres City 41 525 117 2,82
28 Ormond Beach 44 005 133 3,02
29 Ocoee 49 451 155 3,13
30 Apopka 55 072 206 3,74
31 Largo 85 740 329 3,84
32 Pinellas Park 53 589 206 3,84
33 Winter Garden 46 750 181 3,87
34 Plant City 39 725 162 4,08
35 Winter Haven 44 211 187 4,23
36 Deerfield Beach 81 602 351 4,30
37 Hallandale Beach 40 297 178 4,42
38 Delray Beach 70 509 336 4,77
39 Kissimmee 75 544 368 4,87
40 North Lauderdale 44 808 230 5,13
41 Sarasota 58 470 319 5,46
42 Fort Pierce 46 597 259 5,56
43 Fort Myers 85 127 486 5,71
44 DeLand 34 468 198 5,74
45 Pensacola 52 801 312 5,91
46 North Miami Beach 46 307 279 6,03
47 Bradenton 58 782 360 6,12
48 Panama City 37 199 228 6,13
49 Oakland Park 45 857 294 6,41
50 Dania Beach 32 593 221 6,78
51 Melbourne 83 668 579 6,92
52 Boynton Beach 79 360 566 7,13
53 Lauderhill 72 746 571 7,85
54 North Miami 63 547 507 7,98
55 Titusville 46 866 377 8,04
56 Ocala 60 932 493 8,09
57 Sanford 60 844 497 8,17
58 Lauderdale Lakes 36 784 329 8,94
59 Miami Beach 92 185 852 9,24
60 Homestead 71 757 684 9,53
61 Riviera Beach 35 130 346 9,85
62 Lake Worth 38 703 409 10,57
63 Daytona Beach 69 834 794 11,37

Over 100,000 Residents

Rank: City: Population: Total Number of Crimes: Crime Score:
1 Cape Coral 194 183 226 1,16
2 Coral Springs 134 967 195 1,44
3 Port St. Lucie 199 433 293 1,47
4 Boca Raton 101 163 186 1,84
5 Pembroke Pines 174 641 355 2,03
6 Hialeah 240 688 503 2,09
7 Miramar 143 334 310 2,16
8 Davie 108 486 276 2,54
9 Hollywood 156 643 456 2,91
10 Lakeland 112 237 350 3,12
11 Palm Bay 115 520 396 3,43
12 Clearwater 117 458 469 3,99
13 Tampa 400 501 1 622 4,05
14 Miami 480 505 2 850 5,93
15 Fort Lauderdale 184 765 1 098 5,94
16 St. Petersburg 267 696 1 594 5,95
17 Jacksonville 909 142 5 886 6,47
18 Gainesville 135 085 928 6,87
19 Tallahassee 195 104 1 359 6,97
20 Orlando 292 120 2 157 7,38
21 Miami Gardens 113 786 841 7,39
22 West Palm Beach 112 798 859 7,62
23 Pompano Beach 113 536 900 7,93

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