The Sunshine State is the third largest in the U.S. in terms of population. People come from all over the world to vacation in Florida and from all over the U.S. to live there. A popular retirement destination, Florida is known for its warm climate and miles of sandy beaches. We’ve ranked the 50 safest cities in the state based on FBI violent crime stats and propriety Background Checks.org research data. Rates are normalized per 100,000 residents with the state average being 540 for violent crime and 3,415 for property crimes. This is calculated by taking (# of crimes/population) * 100,000. If you’d like to make this unique state your home, here are the safest cities in Florida to add to your list.
Located in Charlotte County on Florida’s west coast, Punta Gorda is the only incorporated municipality in the county. The city is a small historic town of 16,600 residents that is known for its boating and fishing opportunities. It is also a very safe place to live, with a violent crime rate of 65 and your chance of being affected by property crime here just 1.6%.