The 10 Most Dangerous Cities In Florida


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To determine which cities in Florida are the most dangerous, we compiled data from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report and sorted each city’s violent crime rate. Violent crimes include: murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assaults.

Violent crime rate is calculated by dividing the total numbers of violent crime by the total population; the result is multiplied by 100,000.

The Florida sate average for violent crime is 442 per 100,000 people and its state average for property crime is 2,138.9 per 100,000 people.

What Is The Most Dangerous City In Florida?

The most dangerous city in Florida is Florida City. In 2019, Florida City had a violent crime rate of 2,619.05 per 100,000 people and a property crime rate of 7,266.01.

Florida City’s violent crime rate is 6.8x greater than the state average. It’s property crime rate is more than 4x greater than the state average.

Top 10 Most Dangerous Cities In Florida

1. Florida City – 2,619.05 violent crimes per 100k

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Population in 2019 12,180
Property Crime Rate 7,266.01
Murders in 2019 4
Murder Rate 32.84
Poverty Rate 40%

 

2. Opa-locka – 1,957.46 violent crimes per 100k

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Population in 2019 16,501
Property Crime Rate 6,139.02
Murders in 2019 11
Murder Rate

66.66

Poverty Rate 41.2%

 

3. Daytona Beach – 1,136.98 violent crimes per 100k

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Population in 2019 69,834
Property Crime Rate 4,056.76
Murders in 2019 13
Murder Rate 18.62
Poverty Rate 24.3%

 

4. Lake Worth – 1,056.77 violent crimes per 100k

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Population in 2019 38,703
Property Crime Rate 3,103.12
Murders in 2019 6
Murder Rate 15.50
Poverty Rate n/a

 

5. Perry – 1,011.85 violent crimes per 100k

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Population in 2019 6,918
Property Crime Rate 4,163.05
Murders in 2019 0
Murder Rate 0
Poverty Rate 31.9%

 

6. Belle Glade – 985.17 violent crimes per 100k

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Population in 2019 20,301
Property Crime Rate 1,994.98
Murders in 2019 4
Murder Rate 19.70
Poverty Rate 41.1%

 

7. Riviera Beach – 984.91 violent crimes per 100k

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Population in 2019 35,130
Property Crime Rate 4,173.07
Murders in 2019 7
Murder Rate

19.93

Poverty Rate 21.9%

 

8. Homestead – 953.22 violent crimes per 100k

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Population in 2019 71,757
Property Crime Rate

3,166.24

Murders in 2019 4
Murder Rate

5.57

Poverty Rate 23.8%

 

9. Pahokee – 931.33 violent crimes per 100k

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Population in 2019 12,141
Property Crime Rate 2,525.65
Murders in 2019 0
Murder Rate 0
Poverty Rate 37.8%

 

10. Miami Beach – 924.23 violent crimes per 100k

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Population in 2019 92,185
Property Crime Rate 7,568.48
Murders in 2019 6
Murder Rate 6.5
Poverty Rate 14%

The Most Dangerous Cities In Florida VS The Safest City In Florida

Here’s a graph showing you the violent crime rates of the top 10 most dangerous cities in Florida and we also included one of the safest city in Florida, Coral Gables, to give you some perspective on the crime rates.

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City

Population

Violent Crime Rate

1. Florida City

12,180

2,619.05

2. Opa Locka

16,501

1,957.46

3. Daytona Beach

69,834

1,136.98

4. Lake Worth

38,703

1,056.77

5. Perry

6,918

1,011.85

6. Belle Glade

20,301

985.17

7. Riviera Beach

35,130

984.91

8. Homestead

71,757

953.22

9. Pahokee

6,335

931.33

10.Miami Beach

92,185

924.23

 

Top 10 Most Dangerous Small-Sized Cities In Florida (Up To 50,000 People)

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City

Population 

Violent Crime Rate

1. Florida City

12,180

2,619.05

2. Opa Locka

16,501

1,957.46

3. Lake Worth

38,703

1,056.77

4. Perry

6,918

1,011.85

5. Lake Park

8,670

991.93

6. Belle Glade

20,301

985.17

7. Riviera Beach

35,130

984.91

8. Pahokee

6,335

931.33

9. Marianna

7,034

924.08

10. Live Oak

6,988

915.86

 

Top 10 Most Dangerous Medim-Sized Cities In Florida (50,000-175,000 People)

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City

Population

Violent Crime Rate

1. Daytona Beach

69,834

1,136.98

2. Homestead

71,757

953.22

3. Miami Beach

92,185

924.23

4. Sanford

60,844

816.84

5. Ocala

60,932

809.10

6. North Miami

63,547

797.83

7. Pompano Beach

113,536

792.70

8. Lauderhill

72,746

784.92

9. West Palm Beach

112,798

761.54

10. Miami Gardens

113,786

739.11

 

Most Dangerous Large Cities In Florida (175,000+ people)

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City

Population

Violent Crime Rate

1. Orlando

292,120

738.40

2. Tallahassee

195,104

696.55

3. Jacksonville

909,142

647.42

4. St. Petersburg

267,696

595.45

5. Fort Lauderdale

184,765

594.27

6. Miami

480,505

593.13

7.Tampa

400,501

404.99

8.Hialeah

240,688

208.98

9. Pembroke Pines

174,641

203.27

10. Port St. Lucie

199,433

146.92

Mariska Lee

Mariska is a recovering attorney who gave up her professional job to discover new perspectives of life while traveling in a 2009 Ford Transit. She has been living the van life for 3 years and has not looked back since.

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