20 Safest Cities in Florida – Ranked by Violent Crime Rates


Florida is among the top five states for population growth, and many new residents may not realize the average amount of violent crime that occurs in their community.

[RELATED: Florida’s Most Dangerous Cities]

Earlier this year, Niche.com compiled FBI data with U.S. Census data to rank the safest cities in Florida. Below is a list of the top 20 safest Florida cities:

  1. South Palm Beach: Graded “A” for safety / low crime.

2. Longboat Key (Sarasota area): Graded “A” for safety / low crime.

3. Indian River Shores (Vero Beach area): Graded “A” for safety / low crime.

4. Marco Island (Naples area): Graded “A” for safety / low crime.

5. Hillsboro Beach (Palm Beach area, not to be confused with Hillsborough County ) Graded “A” for safety / low crime.


6. Howey in the Hills (Orlando area): Graded “A” for safety / low crime.

7. Virginia Gardens (Miami area): Graded “A” for safety / low crime.

8. North Redington Beach (St. Petersburg area): Graded “A” for safety / low crime.

9. Sewall’s Point (Ft. Pierce area): Graded “A” for safety / low crime.

10. Indian Shores (St. Petersburg area):Graded “A” for safety / low crime.

11. Melbourne Beach (Orlando area):Graded “A” for safety / low crime.

12. Parkland (Fort Lauderdale area):Graded “A” for safety / low crime.

13. Weston (Fort Lauderdale area): Graded “A” for safety / low crime.

14. Sanibel (Ft. Myers area): Graded “A” for safety / low crime.

15. Windermere (Orlando area): Graded “A” for safety / low crime.

16. Key Biscayne (Miami area): Graded “A” for safety / low crime.

17. Ponce Inlet (Daytona Beach area): Graded “A” for safety / low crime.

18. Astatula (Orlando area): Graded “A” for safety / low crime.

19. Redington Beach (St. Petersburg area): Graded “A” for safety / low crime.

20. Bay Harbor Islands (Miami area): Graded “A” for safety / low crime.


Methodology: Rankings for Florida’s cities were sorted and evaluated by the following data sets:

  • Assaults committed per 100,000 residents.
  • Deaths due to firearms per 100,000 population.
  • Drug poisoning deaths per 100,000 population.
  • Niche survey responses scored on a 1-5 scale regarding crime and safety of their communities.
  • Robberies committed per 100,000 residents.
  • Murders committed per 100,000 residents.
  • Burglaries committed per 100,000 residents.
  • Vehicle thefts committed per 100,000 residents.

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