CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Data from a new study shows that Coral Springs is among the safest cities in Florida.

Based on violent and property crime data, Coral Springs ranked 24th in the “Florida’s 50 Safest Cities of 2020” study by research company SafeWise, which used statistics from FBI Uniform Crime Reporting and the U.S. Census Bureau to find per capita crime rates.

With a population of 134,640 and a median income of $70,768, Coral Springs had a violent crime rate of 1.6 per 1,000 people in 2020 and a property crime rate of 15.1 per 1,000 people in 2020, according to the report. That’s down from a violent crime rate of 1.9 per 1,000 people in 2019 and a property crime rate of 19.8 per 1,000 people in 2019.

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In other nearby cities, Parkland came in at fourth place with a violent crime rate of 1.1 per 1,000 people and a property crime rate of 7.1 per 1,000 people. And Coconut Creek ranked 26th with a violent crime rate of 1.4 per 1,000 people and a property crime rate of 16.5 per 1,000 people.

Overall, Florida’s crime rates have been slightly higher than the national rates for both violent and property crime.

Florida had 3.8 violent crimes per 1,000 people in 2018, versus 3.7 nationwide. When it comes to property crime, Florida saw 22.8 incidents per 1,000, compared to 22 nationally.


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