Pensacola

Pensacola ranked No. 111 on list of safest cities in Florida

February 5, 2018

 

The National Council for Home Safety and Security today announced its ranking of the Safest Cities in Florida for 2018. The top ten cities are:

  1. Marco Island
  2. Weston
  3. Parkland
  4. Satellite Beach
  5. Key Biscayne
  6. Oviedo
  7. Punta Gorda
  8. Edgewater
  9. Cooper City
  10. North Palm Beach

Pensacola is  ranked #111 on the list.  The City of Niceville is the safest city in Northwest Florida , #22.

 

To identify the safest cities, we reviewed the most recent FBI Uniform Crime Report statistics along with our own population data and internal research. We eliminated any cities that failed to submit a complete crime report to the FBI and removed cities with populations under 10,000.

The cities were ranked based on the number of reported violent crimes (aggravated assault, murder, rape, and robbery) and property crimes (burglary, arson, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft) per 1,000 people. These variables were then weighted, with violent crimes assigned a value 1.5 times (due to their severity) that of property crimes.

Pensacola – Population: 53,424

Violent Crime: 348
Property Crime: 2,184
Violent Crime per 1,000: 6.51
Property Crime per 1,000: 40.88

 

Rank City Population Violent Property Violent per 1,000 Property per 1,000
crime crime
1 Marco Island 17,947 2 94 0.11 5.24
2 Weston 70,882 36 343 0.51 4.84
3 Parkland 31,571 18 170 0.57 5.38
4 Satellite Beach 10,737 10 106 0.93 9.87
5 Key Biscayne 13,113 2 155 0.15 11.82
6 Oviedo 39,636 78 361 1.97 9.11
7 Punta Gorda 18,466 12 212 0.65 11.48
8 Edgewater 21,729 21 248 0.97 11.41
9 Cooper City 36,900 35 438 0.95 11.87
10 North Palm Beach 13,023 11 172 0.84 13.21
11 Winter Springs 35,100 54 440 1.54 12.54
12 Port St. Lucie 182,365 270 2,419 1.48 13.26
13 Safety Harbor 17,573 20 244 1.14 13.88
14 North Port 63,386 89 861 1.4 13.58
15 Lady Lake 14,877 22 223 1.48 14.99
16 Sunny Isles Beach 22,374 24 350 1.07 15.64
17 Minneola 11,006 23 160 2.09 14.54
18 Venice 22,514 24 374 1.07 16.61
19 Wellington 63,765 112 1,020 1.76 16
20 Lighthouse Point 11,256 10 195 0.89 17.32
21 Cape Coral 179,631 224 3,081 1.25 17.15
22 Niceville 15,142 21 257 1.39 16.97
23 Naples 21,917 19 408 0.87 18.62
24 Margate 58,030 134 962 2.31 16.58
25 St. Cloud 47,289 134 747 2.83 15.8
26 Miami Lakes 31,279 31 591 0.99 18.89
27 Coral Springs 131,159 209 2,411 1.59 18.38
28 Dunedin 36,334 54 695 1.49 19.13
29 Lake Mary 16,506 29 311 1.76 18.84
30 Sebastian 24,441 42 467 1.72 19.11
31 Coconut Creek 60,633 73 1,249 1.2 20.6
32 Haines City 23,278 61 434 2.62 18.64
33 Jupiter 64,273 147 1,261 2.29 19.62
34 Fernandina Beach 12,489 34 243 2.72 19.46
35 Rockledge 26,967 83 512 3.08 18.99
36 Palm Bay 108,823 516 1,841 4.74 16.92
37 Clermont 33,158 53 720 1.6 21.71
38 Tamarac 65,516 133 1,387 2.03 21.17
39 Miramar 140,288 446 2,740 3.18 19.53
40 Pembroke Pines 169,156 342 3,750 2.02 22.17
41 Lynn Haven 20,496 53 439 2.59 21.42
42 Royal Palm Beach 38,353 126 789 3.29 20.57
43 Tavares 15,741 64 310 4.07 19.69
44 Port Orange 60,546 61 1,477 1.01 24.39
45 Hialeah Gardens 24,370 39 581 1.6 23.84
46 Hialeah 239,451 580 5,597 2.42 23.37
47 Tampa 375,904 1,906 7,800 5.07 20.75
48 North Lauderdale 44,229 209 941 4.73 21.28
49 Palm Beach Gardens 53,811 75 1,421 1.39 26.41
50 Greenacres City 40,088 145 946 3.62 23.6

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1 Comment

  • Reply Moose February 5, 2018 at 2:15 pm

    This is interesting because some of the cities our size are equally effected by contributing factors such as economic downturn and poor education. Why is ours higher by that much? Do we report crime differently than other municipalities? Are we using the same reporting criteria as other cities and do the citizens in each city report crime more or less often? Also, a trend over several years would be more insightful since crime tends to peak in some years. We could be looking at a peak year in our area’s crime and a calm year in other city’s crime.

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