SafeWise.com released its fifth annual Safest Cities report, and two cities from Seminole County made the top 50 in Florida. Winter Springs (#20), and Oviedo (#40) made the list, which takes into account violent and property crime and divides it by population.
To see the entire top 50 list, go here.
Outside of the top 50 were Longwood (66th), Altamonte Springs (68th), Lake Mary (70th), Casselberry (96th) and Sanford (115th).
According to its website, SafeWise is a leading online resource for safety and security.
About the report, they write:
“This year we expanded our Florida list from 20 safe cities to 50, and every city that made our list last year is included again. All 50 cities limited violent crime to fewer than 2.5 incidents per 1,000 people, which is nearly half the national violent crime rate of 4.49. And these cities can be extra proud because Florida overall is a bit over the national rate, coming in at 4.81 incidents per 1,000 people.
Among the cities we’ve recognized, 78% reported fewer than 90 total violent crimes, and 58% had no counts of murder in 2017.
In regard to property crime, the state’s rate is 31.88, which is higher than the national rate of 27.11. But only 14% of the cities on our list had rates higher than the national average.”
To learn how SafeWise determined the safest cities go to its methodology page.