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20 Most Dangerous Cities in Florida

20 Most Dangerous Cities in Florida

6. Homestead, FL

Dangerous Cities in Florida: Homestead, FL

Population: 62,785
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 16.64 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 51.22 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 67.87 per 1,000 residents

Homestead has a crime rate of about 68 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Homestead? One in 15.

Homestead’s ranking when considering only violent crimes? #1

7. Fort Lauderdale, FL

Dangerous Cities in Florida: Fort Lauderdale, FL

Population: 170,827
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 9.11 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 58.80 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 67.92 per 1,000 residents

Fort Lauderdale has a crime rate of about 68 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Fort Lauderdale? One in 15.

Fort Lauderdale’s ranking when considering only violent crimes? #13

8. Pensacola, FL

Dangerous Cities in Florida: Pensacola, FL

Population: 52,909
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 9.11 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 60.75 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 69.86 per 1,000 residents

Pensacola has a crime rate of about 70 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Pensacola? One in 14.

Pensacola’s ranking when considering only violent crimes? #17

9. Fort Pierce, FL

Dangerous Cities in Florida: Fort Pierce, FL

Population: 42,566
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 11.14 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 54.81 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 65.95 per 1,000 residents

Fort Pierce has a crime rate of about 66 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Fort Pierce? One in 15.

Fort Pierce’s ranking when considering only violent crimes? #7

10. Miami, FL

Dangerous Cities in Florida: Miami, FL

Population: 414,327
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 11.72 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 53.75 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 65.47 per 1,000 residents

Miami has a crime rate of about 65 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Miami? One in 15.

Miami’s ranking when considering only violent crimes? #4

11. Pompano Beach, FL

Dangerous Cities in Florida: Pompano Beach, FL

Population: 103,003
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 10.29 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 54.00 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 64.29 per 1,000 residents

Pompano Beach has a crime rate of about 64 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Pompano Beach? One in 16.

Pompano Beach’s ranking when considering only violent crimes? #9

12. Sarasota, FL

Dangerous Cities in Florida: Sarasota, FL

Population: 53,055
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 8.03 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 55.11 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 63.14 per 1,000 residents

Sarasota has a crime rate of about 63 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Sarasota? One in 16.

Sarasota’s ranking when considering only violent crimes? #26

13. Riviera Beach, FL

Dangerous Cities in Florida: Riviera Beach, FL

Population: 33,309
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 13.21 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 48.76 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 61.97 per 1,000 residents

Riviera Beach has a crime rate of about 62 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Riviera Beach? One in 16.

Riviera Beach’s ranking when considering only violent crimes? #2

14. Lake Worth, FL

Dangerous Cities in Florida: Fort Worth, FL

Population: 35,788
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 12.88 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 48.28 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 61.17 per 1,000 residents

Lake Worth has a crime rate of about 61 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Lake Worth? One in 16.

Lake Worth’s ranking when considering only violent crimes? #3

15. West Palm Beach, FL

Dangerous Cities in Florida: West Palm Beach, FL

Population: 102,422
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 8.02 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 52.76 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 60.78 per 1,000 residents

West Palm Beach has a crime rate of about 61 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in West Palm Beach? One in 16.

West Palm Beach’s ranking when considering only violent crimes? #25

16. Oakland Park, FL

Dangerous Cities in Florida: Oakland Park, FL

Population: 42,701
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 7.85 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 52.90 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 60.75 per 1,000 residents

Oakland Park has a crime rate of about 61 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Oakland Park? One in 16.

Oakland Park’s ranking when considering only violent crimes? #27

17. Ocala, FL

Dangerous Cities in Florida: Ocala, FL

Population: 57,288
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 6.55 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 54.06 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 60.61 per 1,000 residents

Ocala has a crime rate of about 61 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Ocala? One in 17.

Ocala’s ranking when considering only violent crimes? #27

18. Sanford, FL

Dangerous Cities in Florida: Sanford, FL

Population: 54,662
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 5.91 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 54.22 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 60.13 per 1,000 residents

Sanford has a crime rate of about 60 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Sanford? One in 17.

Sanford’s ranking when considering only violent crimes? #44

19. Lauderdale Lakes, FL

Dangerous Cities in Florida: Lauderdale Lakes, FL

Population: 33,644
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 9.99 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 49.82 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 59.80 per 1,000 residents

Lauderdale Lakes has a crime rate of about 60 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Lauderdale Lakes? One in 17.

Lauderdale Lakes’s ranking when considering only violent crimes? #11

20. Leesburg, FL

Dangerous Cities in Florida: Leesburg, FL

Population: 20,668
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 9.19 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 50.85 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 60.05 per 1,000 residents

Leesburg has a crime rate of about 60 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Leesburg Lakes? One in 17.

Leesburg’s ranking when considering only violent crimes? #15

Other cities of interest:
Opa-locka, Florida has a high crime rate of 108.03 but was excluded from the rankings due its small population size of just 15,792.
Jacksonville Beach ranked #31 overall and #16 for violent crimes.
Tallahassee ranked #32 overall and #21 for violent crimes.
Tampa ranked #68 overall and #40 for violent crimes.

Note: We use a standard computational formula to calculate our crime rates. This same formula is used by various state government criminal justice departments to calculate crime rate.

VIOLENT CRIMES + PROPERTY CRIMES = TOTAL REPORTED CRIMES

TOTAL REPORTED CRIMES / POPULATION * 1000 = CRIME RATE

Only cities with populations of 20,000 or higher included in the FBI UCR were considered for our rankings.

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