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Old 12-09-2012, 11:25 AM
 
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Ok, I have spent days looking through posts and am more confused than ever. City-data shows Cocoa Beach as a high crime area (red outline) but most of the posters seem to say it's not. Whats the real deal? Also, city-data shows Cape Canaveral as the least crime area but it's so close to the red-lined Cocoa Beach that it doesn't make sense for it to be so much lower. I assume I'm missing something.
While we are at it, a lot of the posts seemed to suggest that the Space-coast area is filled with bigots and less tolerant people. City-data in general shows educated people so I'm confused on that as well.
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Old 12-09-2012, 05:19 PM
 
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Cocoa Beach is nice. Cocoa is high-crime. They are literally a bridge away from each other.
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Old 12-10-2012, 05:22 AM
 
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Actually they are three bridges apart; Banana River, Sykes Creek and Indian River. The crime data for Cocoa Beach demonstrates the flaw in the methodology. It's occurrences per 100,000. In a city with 12,000 like Cocoa Beach the method fails terribly at painting a true picture. I have lived in Cocoa Beach for 23 years and the only crime I've personally experienced is a stolen bike. I can't imagine a safer place in Florida than Cocoa Beach. As for bigots, they apparently are everywhere but I'd venture that there are more open-minded people here in Cocoa Beach than most places in Florida. If you're looking for a laid-back, friendly, safe town, Cocoa Beach is a fit.
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:19 AM
 
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Actually they are three bridges apart; Banana River, Sykes Creek and Indian River.
true.... forgot about the big island in the middle
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Old 12-23-2018, 03:34 PM
 
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Actually they are three bridges apart; Banana River, Sykes Creek and Indian River. The crime data for Cocoa Beach demonstrates the flaw in the methodology. It's occurrences per 100,000. In a city with 12,000 like Cocoa Beach the method fails terribly at painting a true picture. I have lived in Cocoa Beach for 23 years and the only crime I've personally experienced is a stolen bike. I can't imagine a safer place in Florida than Cocoa Beach. As for bigots, they apparently are everywhere but I'd venture that there are more open-minded people here in Cocoa Beach than most places in Florida. If you're looking for a laid-back, friendly, safe town, Cocoa Beach is a fit.
Thank you so much for this. Really. You have no clue how long Ive been researching and finding way too many crime ridden areas according to sites that contradict each other. Finally I see someone pointing out a flawed method. As someone in a wheelchair, safety is extremely important to me, and Id like to not have to sacrifice the less important things as much for safety. Do you have tips on how to convert the methodology we see to a more realistic idea of it?
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Old 01-10-2019, 04:20 AM
 
Location: Cape Canaveral
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We live in Cape Canaveral, one mile from Cocoa Beach. I see women(alone) jogging before dawn and at night towards Cocoa Beach, people walking with their children at night and older couples, too. I believe the Cocoa Beach crime stats are flawed. Yes; there are many bars and clubs in Cocoa Beach and perhaps the 'crimes' are related to alcohol consumption. We find CC/CB area to be quite safe.
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Old 01-10-2019, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Melbourne area
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I believe the Cocoa Beach crime stats are flawed. Yes; there are many bars and clubs in Cocoa Beach and perhaps the 'crimes' are related to alcohol consumption. We find CC/CB area to be quite safe.
Good point. There's always a certain amount of low-level crime in tourist zones, and Cocoa Beach definitely has a tourist zone. But I rarely hear bad things about the residential areas.
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Old 01-11-2019, 08:44 AM
 
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I think one of the most important things for someone who is confined to a wheel chair is- make sure the area has sidewalks. Not all areas in Brevard County have sidewalks in residential areas or even where stores and businesses are.

If you don't drive also make sure the buses run close to where you live so you can get to other areas for doctors, fun, etc..

Most areas in Brevard are pretty safe but crime can even happen in the best protected gated community. You just have to use the same precautions as everywhere.
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Old 01-23-2019, 02:35 PM
 
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