Longboat Key makes list of Florida’s safest places


Longboat Key makes list of Florida’s safest places


Date: August 22, 2014
by: Robin Hartill | Managing Editor




Longboat Key isn’t sexy like Sarasota and Bradenton, which recently ranked first and third on Movoto’s “sexiest small cities in America” poll, but it was recently recognized for another attribute: safety.

Safe Choice Security ranked Longboat Key No. 10 on its list of the 20 safest cities in Florida. To compile the list, available atidahttp://www.safechoicesecurity.com/blog/safest-cities-in-flor, Safe Choice Security compared more than 300 cities in Florida using 2012 FBI crime statistics. Longboat Key reported .28 violent crimes and 17.45 property crimes per 1,000 citizens.

Fantastic beaches are a hallmark of Longboat Key, making it a favorite with snowbirds, as well as homesteaders. Its Code Red communication system goes above and beyond to keep citizens safe,” the blog states.

The full list is as follows:

1. Parkland
2. Weston
3. Winter Springs
4. Marco Island
5. Groveland
6. Niceville
7. Sanibel
8. Punta Gorda
9. Oviedo
10. Longboat Key
11. Port St. Lucie
12. Indian Harbour Beach
13. North Port
14. Satellite Beach
15. Safety Harbor
16. North Palm Beach
17. Venice
18. Lake Mary
19. Margate
20. Key Biscayne

Contact Robin Hartill at rhartill@yourobserver.com.

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  • Lower ranking than in years past.....
  • Stephen Roehl
    Sun 24th Aug 2014
    at 8:53am
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