See Which Florida Cities Made the List
Based on a Population of at least 50k
Methodology: We use a variety of factors to determine these rankings. To see our full methodology, click here.
Everyone knows of the beautiful beaches and sunny weather of Florida. Every year people from across the nation come here for vacation, visiting Disney World, the space rocket launches, and the Everglades. With the Atlantic ocean to the east, and the Gulf of Mexico to the left of this peninsula state, there's just always a beautiful sight to behold. There are several military bases and retirement communities in the state as well, which creates a wide range of cities with varying levels of safety, as we’ll go over below.
On a national level, Florida proudly has one of the top 10 safest cities in the nation, and more than 20 other cities in the top 500 safest cities in the nation. Within the state, our safety ratings for the top 54 safest cities range from an impressively high 91.42 to 30.15. Our research shows that a vast majority in the 25 safest cities in Florida experienced a drop in violent and property crimes.
The highest ranking city in Florida according to our safety rating is Weston, with a rating of 91.42. This is a well populated city as well, with over 70,000 residents. It is located towards the tip of the state, a bit inland on the Atlantic ocean side. As with most other cities that rank as the safest in their state, Weston has a high median income of $93,553 per household. Therefore people are well taken care of, and a propensity for crime is minimal.
Unlike some other states, Florida has a high number of safe cities to choose from that span across most of the state. There is North Port and Cape Coral on the opposite side of Weston. Jacksonville is close to the Georgia border and is heavily populated at nearly 900,000 residents. Then in the panhandle of the state is Tallahassee with a rating of 57.25. For the most part, the safest cities are concentrated on the Atlantic ocean side of the state, or towards the tip of the peninsula.