10 Most Dangerous Cities in Florida



Florida’s Cities with Highest Total of Violent Crimes

UPDATED SEPT. 2019: 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. *Ranking methodology is based on the Florida Department of Law Enforcement annual data.


Counties with metro areas with over 100,000 residents that had the most violent crime as of the latest report from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement were:

#1: Miami-Dade County: 13,732 violent crimes, including 198 murders.

#2: Orange County (Orlando): 7,805 violent crimes, including 94 murders.

#3: Duval County (Jacksonville): 5,611 violent crimes, including 112 murders.

Below is a list of the metro areas and cities in Florida with the highest totals of violent crime:

1. Miami 

2. Orlando

3. Jacksonville 

4. Tampa 

5. Palm Beach

6. St. Petersburg

7. Tallahassee

8. Fort Lauderdale

9. Gainesville

10. Homestead




Florida cities with under 100,000 residents with the most homicides in 2018: (Not including the Parkland school shooting)

  • Lauderhill: 13 murders.
  • Fort Myers: 11 murders.
  • Florida City: 10 murders.
  • Riviera Beach: 9 murders.
  • Opa-Locka: 8 murders.
  • Ocala: 7 murders.
  • Fort Pierce: 7 murders.
  • North Miami Beach: 6 murders.
  • Cocoa: 6 murders.
  • Miami Beach: 5 murders.
  • Sanford: 5 murders.
  • Boynton Beach: 4 murders.
  • Eustis: 4 murders.
  • Homestead: 4 murders.
  • Lake Worth: 4 murders.
  • North Port: 4 murders.
  • Pahokee: 4 murders.
  • Quincy: 4 murders.