Yesterday, an online company called BackgroundChecks.org released its list of the safest cities in Florida, and three Broward municipalities made the top ten. To create the rankings, the organization used "FBI crime reports, natural language analysis, social media sentiment analysis and their own research," according to a statement released with the list.
Parkland came in at number four, Weston at number five, and Lighthouse Point at number eight.
The safest municipality is Key Biscayne, near Miami.
Of Parkland, BackgroundChecks.org wrote:
True to its name, the city of Parkland is known for its fierce protection of its parks, wildlife, and multi-use trails. The city of 28,100 residents is located in Broward County between West Boca Raton and the Everglades. Living in Parkland is a safe choice, with a violent crime rate of 80.9 and your chance of being affected by property crime less than 1%.
Of Weston, it said:
The most western city in Broward County, Weston is home to 65,300 residents and shares its western border with the Florida Everglades. Weston has been ranked in CNNMoney’s “Best Places to Live in America” and Family Circle’s “Ten Best Places for Families.” This is a safe choice to make a home, with a violent crime rate of 91.9 and the chance of being involved in a property crime less than 1%.
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Lighthouse Point was number eight:
Located in Broward County on Florida’s east coast, Lighthouse Point was named for the nearby Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse. This city of 10,300 residents encompasses just 2.4 square miles and lies adjacent to Pompano Beach. Living here is a safe choice, with a violent crime rate of 112.4 and a 3% chance of being affected by property crime in the city.
To see the full list, click here.
Meanwhile, the ten most dangerous cities in Florida, according to Roadsnacks, a city-ranking website, include two just up the road in Palm Beach and three in Miami-Dade. Here they are, from most to less dangerous:
Mangonia Park (Palm Beach County)
Florida City (Miami-Dade County)
Opa-locka (Miami-Dade County)
Miami Beach (Miami-Dade County)
Lake Park (Palm Beach County)