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.


1 Top 5th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 91.42

Weston, FL

70,022 n/a 26 -43% 435 13%

2 Top 25th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 85.53

North Port, FL

61,148 513 101 -4.3% 856 -6.4%

3 Top 25th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 85.33

Port St. Lucie, FL

176,364 609 260 4.6% 2,406 -5.8%

4
Safety Score: 83.55

Margate, FL

56,740 399 115 -9.9% 1,045 14.4%

5
Safety Score: 83.5

Cape Coral, FL

173,844 563 203 -18.6% 3,136 -7%

6
Safety Score: 83.24

Wellington, FL

62,696 n/a 108 3.1% 1,166 -6.1%

7
Safety Score: 83.07

Coral Springs, FL

129,631 434 225 9.4% 2,485 -1.1%

8
Safety Score: 82.51

Jupiter, FL

62,068 459 104 -21.5% 1,194 8.3%

9
Safety Score: 82.25

Coconut Creek, FL

59,983 460 82 -7.1% 1,257 -4.5%

10
Safety Score: 81.84

Port Orange, FL

59,294 580 53 60.2% 1,188 1.2%

11
Safety Score: 81.31

Tamarac, FL

64,597 n/a 205 14.4% 1,313 3.3%

12
Safety Score: 81.1

Miramar, FL

138,330 535 452 3.7% 2,794 -2.8%

13
Safety Score: 80.94

Pembroke Pines, FL

167,266 506 370 31.3% 3,618 -5.8%

14
Safety Score: 80.36

Palm Bay, FL

106,469 487 508 -16.3% 2,060 -8.5%

15
Safety Score: 80.16

Boca Raton, FL

92,932 362 203 18.4% 2,218 4.5%

16
Safety Score: 79.42

Hialeah, FL

238,132 n/a 767 -3% 5,574 -15.7%

17
Safety Score: 78.56

Palm Beach Gardens, FL

52,757 333 63 -19.5% 1,484 -0.5%

18
Safety Score: 78.32

Deerfield Beach, FL

79,824 n/a 335 -10.4% 1,911 -9%

19
Safety Score: 78.2

Tampa, FL

364,383 297 2,298 8.3% 8,366 -5.4%

20
Safety Score: 76.79

Davie, FL

100,612 411 237 -10.2% 2,966 -9.9%

21
Safety Score: 76.53

Coral Gables, FL

52,334 228 75 -5.1% 1,673 -19%

22
Safety Score: 74.01

Sunrise, FL

92,984 407 244 -13.3% 3,125 0.7%

23
Safety Score: 73.67

Plantation, FL

93,048 365 274 -13.6% 3,179 13.5%

24
Safety Score: 73.5

Doral, FL

56,377 345 82 3.7% 2,044 -10.1%

25
Safety Score: 72.61

Hollywood, FL

149,822 333 648 -12.5% 5,209 -19.5%

26
Safety Score: 70.22

Fort Myers, FL

73,218 n/a 744 -7.9% 2,208 -3.4%

27
Safety Score: 69.74

Delray Beach, FL

66,159 310 426 -3.2% 2,448 -12.1%

28
Safety Score: 69.45

Miami Gardens, FL

113,469 n/a 707 -4.9% 4,138 -9.4%

29
Safety Score: 69.41

Jacksonville, FL

867,258 291 5,622 -5.2% 31,854 -6.8%

30
Safety Score: 69.02

Gainesville, FL

129,410 375 930 12.8% 4,617 -0.1%

31
Safety Score: 68.55

Bradenton, FL

53,658 364 334 -3.6% 2,035 -1.2%

32
Safety Score: 68.55

Clearwater, FL

111,316 340 679 4.7% 4,356 0.6%

33
Safety Score: 67.37

Kissimmee, FL

68,583 n/a 450 -1.8% 2,647 -8.7%

34
Safety Score: 67.11

Largo, FL

79,263 447 411 20.4% 3,306 13.8%

35
Safety Score: 66.34

Lauderhill, FL

71,525 621 577 23.4% 2,753 9.8%

36
Safety Score: 65.86

Boynton Beach, FL

74,365 362 505 29% 3,152 5.7%

37
Safety Score: 65.43

North Miami, FL

62,010 397 486 -16.5% 2,621 -7.4%

38
Safety Score: 65.02

Sarasota, FL

54,743 n/a 357 -2.1% 2,326 -10.2%

39
Safety Score: 64.96

Melbourne, FL

79,032 n/a 718 15.7 3150 0

40
Safety Score: 64.56

Lakeland, FL

103,498 311 395 -14.5% 5,036 -6.6%

41
Safety Score: 63.43

Pompano Beach, FL

107,656 n/a 939 5.9% 4,731 1.5%

42
Safety Score: 63.39

Miami, FL

437,969 299 4,473 -3.6% 19,128 -9.6%

43
Safety Score: 62.75

Pensacola, FL

53,331 n/a 382 1.5% 2,415 0.2%

44
Safety Score: 62.49

Homestead, FL

66,757 438 893 0.8% 2,674 -12.2%

45
Safety Score: 62.14

Sanford, FL

58,514 n/a 481 2.3% 2,649 -14.1%

46
Safety Score: 61.5

West Palm Beach, FL

104,919 286 924 6.9% 5,093 4.5%

47
Safety Score: 59.74

Ocala, FL

57,891 245 378 4.7% 3,034 0.8%

48
Safety Score: 59.38

Fort Lauderdale, FL

178,598 273 1,217 -11.8% 9,670 5.5%

49
Safety Score: 57.9

Pinellas Park, FL

51,406 435 267 13.9% 2,944 -1.8%

50
Safety Score: 57.66

St. Petersburg, FL

255,821 347 1,898 -14.2% 14,384 -0.4%

51
Safety Score: 57.25

Tallahassee, FL

189,709 449 2,019 13.6% 9,658 5.2%

52
Safety Score: 53.43

Orlando, FL

268,438 296 2,525 4.4% 16,148 -5.4%

53
Safety Score: 46.07

Daytona Beach, FL

63,505 240 988 21.2% 4,180 3.7%

54
Safety Score: 30.15

Miami Beach, FL

92,641 n/a 998 10.7% 9,002 -5.4%

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