Safety is a major concern for most home buyers in today’s market, which is why crime statistics can be so valuable to anyone in search of the perfect new place to live.
Recently, consumer research company SafeWise released its fifth annual Safest Cities Report for the state of Florida, and this year, the list was expanded from 20 cities to 50 cities.
During their research, SafeWise compared each city’s violent crime rate and property crime rate to the national figures overall. Not surprisingly, each of the cities on this year’s list recorded a lower crime rate than the nationwide average of 4.49 incidents per 1,000 people.
What also stood out is that four cities in the Tampa Bay area specifically made the list of Flordia’s 50 safest cities, and one actually cracked the top ten.
Oldsmar, located about 25 minutes to the northwest, was named the 8th safest city in Florida—the highest ranking for any Tampa area city. According to the report, Oldsmar has a violent crime rate of just 0.89 incidents per 1,000 people and just 20.31 incidents of property crime per 1,000 people.
Next on the list is Safety Harbor, which was ranked as the 15th safest city in Florida. The violent crime rate here is just 1.07 incidents per 1,000 people while the property crime rate is actually a bit lower than Oldsmar with 14.04 incidents per 1,000 people.
The final two Tampa area cities to make the cut are Dunedin and Seminole, which are both a little further down the list and ranked 27th and 43rd respectively.