Safewise recently released their 2017 list for the 20 Safest Cities in Florida. Not surprisingly, 3 of our local cities here in Brevard County made the list. Melbourne Beach, Satellite Beach and Indian Harbour Beach were featured on the popular website as being some of the safest areas to live in Florida.
Safewise, which touts itself as “Your source for Home Security and Safety advice” said this about how they chose the 20 cities on their list:
To identify the twenty safest cities in Florida, we reviewed the 2015 FBI crime report statistics and population data. We eliminated all cities with fewer than 3,000 residents as well as any cities that failed to submit a complete crime report to the FBI.
From there, we evaluated the remaining cities. We narrowed it down based on the number of reported violent crimes (aggravated assault, murder, rape, and robbery) and property crimes (burglary, arson, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft) in each city. To level the playing field, we calculated the likelihood of these crimes occurring out of 1,000 people in each city.