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Old 03-18-2008, 03:44 PM
 
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I typically don't like Sperlings because their data tends to be outdated, but they just published a new study that is very interesting; ranking areas by their overall "security". Not just crime, but health levels, air quality, and other factors too.

The most secure overall metro in Florida was Naples/Marco Island at 19th place and was also the most secure medium sized metro. The most secure small metro was Punta Gorda at 110th place. The most secure large metro was Ft. Lauderdale at 129th place.

Here is how Florida cities ranked compared to other cities.

1 +50 Corvallis, OR S 81,105
2 +9 Harrisonburg, VA S 113,343
3 +2 Ithaca, NY S 103,641
4 +18 State College, PA S 144,311
5 +37 Olympia, WA M 224,064
6 +1 Logan, UT-ID S 110,632
7 +22 Lewiston, ID-WA S 58,928
8 +27 Bismarck, ND S 97,858
9 +168 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA L 1,764,054
10 -9 St. George, UT S 110,515
11 +90 Napa, CA S 133,051
12 +3 Rockingham County-Strafford County, NH M 415,131
13 +19 San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA M 257,154
14 +77 Sioux Falls, SD M 203,375
15 -13 Bend, OR S 136,927
16 +4 Bellingham, WA M 180,122
17 -9 Boise City-Nampa, ID L 530,294
18 +20 Fargo, ND-MN M 181,586
19 +85 Naples-Marco Island, FL M 307,487
20 -11 Las Cruces, NM M 186,522
21 +40 Lancaster, PA M 488,738
22 +38 Bremerton-Silverdale, WA M 242,681
23 -7 Wenatchee, WA S 103,216
24 +9 Binghamton, NY M 250,483
25 +44 Bethesda-Gaithersburg-Frederick, MD L 1,158,319
26 +158 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA L 1,714,445
27 +56 Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA S 110,809
28 -2 Lynchburg, VA M 225,751
29 -6 Burlington-South Burlington, VT M 205,359
30 +141 Ames, IA S 84,569
31 +62 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA L 806,367
32 +68 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT L 906,546
33 +64 Nassau-Suffolk, NY L 2,828,933
34 -28 Morgantown, WV S 115,519
35 +32 Rochester, MN M 176,606
36 +20 Wausau, WI S 128,677
37 +65 New Haven-Milford, CT L 850,873
38 +41 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria, CA M 408,425
39 +97 Iowa City, IA S 138,941
40 -30 Winchester, VA-WV S 113,613
41 -37 Coeur d'Alene, ID S 121,824
42 +195 Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI L 859,472
43 +1 Charlottesville, VA M 185,936
44 -3 Honolulu, HI L 917,158
45 -31 Glens Falls, NY S 127,879
46 +8 Grand Forks, ND-MN S 95,087
47 +146 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA M 472,121
48 +89 Midland, TX S 119,495
49 +32 Salinas, CA M 419,440
50 -29 Lewiston-Auburn, ME S 107,449
51 -32 Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME L 513,373
52 -15 St. Cloud, MN M 177,225
53 +58 La Crosse, WI-MN S 129,118
54 -26 Medford, OR M 194,365
55 +59 Dubuque, IA S 90,696
56 +135 Jacksonville, NC S 145,656
57 -8 Manchester-Nashua, NH M 399,781
58 +68 Fond du Lac, WI S 98,791
59 +50 Appleton, WI M 214,903
60 -15 Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, WV-OH S 162,558
61 -6 Erie, PA M 279,563
62 +1 Elmira, NY S 90,057
63 +3 Sheboygan, WI S 114,338
64 +23 Williamsport, PA S 117,917
65 -29 Provo-Orem, UT M 424,127
66 -54 Idaho Falls, ID S 110,220
67 +23 Salem, OR M 369,411
68 -21 Lebanon, PA S 124,033
69 +112 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA M 254,222
70 -20 Wheeling, WV-OH S 149,366
71 +93 Cambridge-Newton-Framingham, MA L 1,471,486
72 +22 Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH S 127,280
73 -70 Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA S 151,890
74 +48 Green Bay, WI M 295,898
75 +56 Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA S 161,638
76 +93 Edison, NJ L 2,313,085
77 -59 Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH M 286,119
78 +41 Bloomington, IN M 181,149
79 -55 Billings, MT S 144,970
80 +28 Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA L 2,082,023
81 -8 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA L 3,015,707
82 +6 Ogden-Clearfield, UT M 476,959
83 +46 Madison, WI L 534,567
84 +54 Eau Claire, WI S 153,621
85 +128 Fort Collins-Loveland, CO M 270,414
86 -21 Kingston, NY M 182,812
87 -53 Grand Junction, CO S 126,685
88 -57 Pocatello, ID S 82,874
89 -12 Utica-Rome, NY M 297,934
90 -50 Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV M 245,404
91 -74 Bangor, ME S 148,170
92 +69 Danville, VA S 107,592
93 -4 Barnstable Town, MA M 232,462
94 +120 Lafayette, IN M 187,749
95 +38 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA L 2,444,743
96 +14 Bay City, MI S 109,184
97 +21 Columbus, IN S 72,867
98 +19 Longview, WA S 96,262
99 +17 Johnstown, PA S 148,204
100 -18 Spokane, WA M 436,631
101 -76 Cumberland, MD-WV S 100,406
102 +21 Elizabethtown, KY S 110,153
103 -64 Hanford-Corcoran, CA S 140,941
104 -34 Roanoke, VA M 292,443
105 +67 Altoona, PA S 126,446
106 -21 Rapid City, SD S 118,211
107 +13 Oshkosh-Neenah, WI S 159,972
108 -28 Eugene-Springfield, OR M 334,865
109 +34 Boulder, CO M 279,897
110 +90 Punta Gorda, FL S 157,503
111 +57 Cedar Rapids, IA M 244,910
112 +140 Holland-Grand Haven, MI M 253,985
113 -41 Laredo, TX M 223,790
114 -66 Kennewick-Richland-Pasco, WA M 216,153
115 -31 Rochester, NY L 1,043,266
116 -45 Syracuse, NY L 656,857
117 +17 Essex County, MA L 742,291
118 -65 Asheville, NC M 387,970
119 +99 Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL S 124,365
120 -107 Madera, CA S 136,880
121 +35 Raleigh-Cary, NC L 922,315
122 +114 Pittsburgh, PA L 2,402,483
123 -25 Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA L 521,971
124 -66 Missoula, MT S 99,890
125 +85 Sioux City, IA-NE-SD S 142,968
126 +85 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA L 2,500,934
127 -75 Duluth, MN-WI M 274,430
128 +96 Monroe, MI S 152,801
129 +219 Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield , FL L 1,750,486
130 -84 Chico, CA M 213,359
131 +47 Norwich-New London, CT M 266,582
132 -36 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY L 668,899
133 -27 Santa Fe, NM S 139,921
134 -22 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ L 781,787
135 +123 Victoria, TX S 113,803
136 -58 Farmington, NM S 126,259
137 +23 Vallejo-Fairfield, CA M 417,749
138 +11 Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA L 1,641,304
139 +90 Ann Arbor, MI M 345,128
140 -64 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY L 848,411
141 -66 El Paso, TX L 719,377
142 -37 Odessa, TX S 124,541
143 +74 Port St. Lucie-Fort Pierce, FL M 360,929
144 +14 Reading, PA M 390,857
145 +87 Austin-Round Rock, TX L 1,415,324
146 +37 Fort Wayne, IN M 404,263
147 +6 Akron, OH L 704,288
148 -35 Great Falls, MT S 79,448
149 -81 Charleston, WV M 306,523
150 +45 Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA L 512,416
151 -- Sandusky, OH S 78,374
152 -20 York-Hanover, PA M 401,753
153 +45 Evansville, IN-KY M 347,584
154 +146 Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO M 392,659
155 +20 Gainesville, GA S 163,158
156 -99 Redding, CA M 178,425
157 -114 Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA L 2,023,535
158 +7 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC L 1,645,236
159 +102 Trenton-Ewing, NJ M 367,375
160 -57 Pittsfield, MA S 132,926
161 -14 Worcester, MA L 787,489
162 -132 Prescott, AZ M 192,353
163 +58 Owensboro, KY S 111,518
164 -65 Ocean City, NJ S 101,848
165 +51 Fort Walton Beach-Crestview-Destin, FL M 183,733
166 +106 Muncie, IN S 116,688
167 +82 Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI L 2,481,882
168 +8 Colorado Springs, CO L 581,424
169 -25 Columbia, MO S 153,706
170 -108 Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA L 549,430
171 -4 Bowling Green, KY S 109,501
172 +33 Michigan City-La Porte, IN S 109,665
173 -14 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV L 4,080,798
174 +12 Canton-Massillon, OH M 407,507
175 +53 Newark-Union, NJ-PA L 2,159,686
176 +70 Anderson, IN S 130,198
177 -53 Tacoma, WA L 756,177
178 +37 Racine, WI M 192,488
179 +64 New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ L 11,466,538
180 -116 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA L 2,998,625
181 +20 McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX L 666,049
182 +51 Abilene, TX S 157,871
183 +81 Sherman-Denison, TX S 118,041
184 -18 Jefferson City, MO S 144,081
185 -12 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT L 1,192,119
186 +16 Mansfield, OH S 128,231
187 +128 Lawrence, KS S 104,295
188 -14 Dover, DE S 138,324
189 +49 Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN L 2,063,586
190 -65 Merced, CA M 236,401
191 +77 Bloomington-Normal, IL S 159,689
192 -97 Cheyenne, WY S 85,454
193 +6 Janesville, WI S 155,268
194 +81 Sarasota-Bradenton-Venice, FL L 654,397
195 +39 Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL L 518,281
196 -17 Warner Robins, GA S 125,293
197 -123 Yuba City, CA S 150,706
198 +49 Champaign-Urbana, IL M 220,855
199 -2 St. Joseph, MO-KS S 122,675
200 -114 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY L 1,156,286
201 -56 Richmond, VA L 1,160,347
202 -143 Casper, WY S 69,177
203 +37 Durham, NC M 456,036
204 +52 Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA M 199,005
205 +166 Elkhart-Goshen, IN M 191,890
206 -21 Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL S 141,063
207 +78 Camden, NJ L 1,244,729
208 +58 Lansing-East Lansing, MI M 459,398
209 -70 Yuma, AZ M 177,838
210 +44 Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL M 481,398
211 +46 Lincoln, NE M 283,001
212 +92 Greeley, CO M 221,957
213 +49 Brownsville-Harlingen, TX M 378,542
214 -60 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI L 3,138,324
215 -21 Burlington, NC S 139,119
216 +109 Pascagoula, MS S 155,961
217 +42 Kokomo, IN S 101,258
218 +23 Boston-Quincy, MA L 1,821,563
219 +52 Jackson, MI S 164,114
220 -68 Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC M 353,336
221 -91 Salisbury, MD S 114,561
222 -101 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA L 3,753,368
223 +19 Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI L 770,802
224 +66 Athens-Clarke County, GA M 175,323
225 -110 Yakima, WA M 229,111
226 -85 Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA M 301,138
227 +12 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA L 10,088,274
228 -82 Pueblo, CO S 150,748
229 -47 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH L 2,136,729
230 +126 West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL L 1,250,845
231 -81 Atlantic City, NJ M 269,202
232 -29 Ocala, FL M 291,640
233 -8 Terre Haute, IN S 169,676
234 +45 Niles-Benton Harbor, MI S 163,121
235 +59 Decatur, AL S 148,042
236 -94 Auburn-Opelika, AL S 121,703
237 -74 Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN L 1,203,842
238 +46 Springfield, MO M 392,592
239 -4 Panama City-Lynn Haven, FL S 158,050
240 -10 Kalamazoo-Portage, MI M 323,306
241 +96 Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL M 438,226
242 -85 Morristown, TN S 129,332
243 -23 Peoria, IL M 366,035
244 -55 San Angelo, TX S 105,367
245 -18 Wilmington, NC M 301,847
246 -42 Carson City, NV S 56,679
247 -16 Gainesville, FL M 247,579
248 +94 Denver-Aurora, CO L 2,350,559
249 +11 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI L 1,518,832
250 -123 Johnson City, TN M 189,188
251 -144 Fresno, CA L 866,531
252 -43 Salt Lake City, UT L 1,023,434
253 +14 Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ L 683,379
254 -74 Winston-Salem, NC M 444,484
255 +38 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL L 520,207
256 -164 Visalia-Porterville, CA M 397,963
257 +38 Lexington-Fayette, KY M 429,410
258 -123 Flagstaff, AZ S 128,963
259 -51 Reno-Sparks, NV M 388,876
260 -70 Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, TX M 348,803
261 +8 Hattiesburg, MS S 130,920
262 -43 Tallahassee, FL M 340,298
263 +26 Saginaw-Saginaw Township North, MI M 209,037
264 -57 Hinesville-Fort Stewart, GA S 68,159
265 +90 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL L 2,592,782
266 -70 Kankakee-Bradley, IL S 106,591
267 -19 Brunswick, GA S 97,758
268 +82 Lakeland, FL L 523,502
269 +96 Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL L 2,378,142
270 -108 Dothan, AL S 134,931
271 +95 South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI M 318,102
272 +1 Lima, OH S 108,317
273 +57 Tyler, TX M 188,887
274 +88 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX L 5,239,517
275 -135 Tuscaloosa, AL M 195,626
276 -26 Knoxville, TN L 647,044
277 +44 El Centro, CA S 153,881
278 -27 Gary, IN L 690,812
279 +23 College Station-Bryan, TX M 200,336
280 +49 Dayton, OH L 846,389
281 -5 Columbus, OH L 1,701,266
282 -94 Montgomery, AL M 355,235
283 +33 Corpus Christi, TX M 408,480
284 -92 Albuquerque, NM L 782,916
285 -15 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA L 4,765,845
286 +36 Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA L 806,108
287 -65 Clarksville, TN-KY M 239,180
288 +11 Rocky Mount, NC S 145,601
289 -161 Bakersfield, CA L 730,105
290 +42 Greenville, NC S 161,770
291 +6 Lake Charles, LA M 194,173
292 -27 Albany, GA S 162,356
293 -145 Modesto, CA L 504,411
294 -107 Stockton, CA L 650,102
295 -8 Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA L 589,541
296 -51 Greensboro-High Point, NC L 669,744
297 -127 Valdosta, GA S 123,938
298 -72 San Antonio, TX L 1,863,789
299 -3 Indianapolis-Carmel, IN L 1,626,173
300 -94 Tucson, AZ L 924,462
301 +8 Philadelphia, PA L 3,888,163
302 +5 Goldsboro, NC S 113,261
303 +67 Lubbock, TX M 259,577
304 -21 Amarillo, TX M 237,241
305 +49 Wichita, KS L 587,939
306 +12 Orlando-Kissimmee, FL L 1,894,018
307 -54 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro, TN L 1,398,214
308 +66 Gulfport-Biloxi, MS M 249,805
309 +58 Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX M 384,524
310 -9 Fort Smith, AR-OK M 282,729
311 -156 Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ L 3,730,550
312 +14 Longview, TX M 199,966
313 -50 Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ S 151,111
314 +64 Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX L 3,873,350
315 -288 Las Vegas-Paradise, NV L 1,667,216
316 +25 Texarkana, TX-Texarkana S 133,977
317 -105 Muskegon-Norton Shores, MI S 174,431
318 -30 Danville, IL S 82,333
319 -2 Anchorage, AK M 350,175
320 +8 Mobile, AL M 399,938
321 -39 Baltimore-Towson, MD L 2,644,882
322 +27 Fort Worth-Arlington, TX L 1,913,563
323 -15 Flint, MI M 444,915
324 -19 Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL M 374,905
325 -14 Joplin, MO S 164,801
326 +21 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA L 1,321,402
327 -29 Springfield, MA L 693,648
328 +5 Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL L 7,883,317
329 -85 Battle Creek, MI S 139,193
330 +21 Springfield, OH S 142,815
331 -108 Fairbanks, AK S 84,771
332 +26 Lafayette, LA M 246,790
333 +3 Topeka, KS M 227,273
334 +12 Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC M 217,547
335 +28 Wichita Falls, TX S 151,127
336 -33 Greenville, SC L 586,800
337 -24 Waco, TX M 222,521
338 -60 Savannah, GA M 309,709
339 +37 Jackson, MS L 516,783
340 -54 Toledo, OH L 661,740
341 -64 Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC L 517,869
342 -61 Jacksonville, FL L 1,243,108
343 -69 Macon, GA M 228,107
344 -25 Rockford, IL M 336,260
345 -21 Cleveland, TN S 107,613
346 -36 Decatur, IL S 109,589
347 +30 Monroe, LA S 171,870
348 -56 Gadsden, AL S 103,134
349 +11 Charleston-North Charleston, SC L 583,676
350 -23 Huntsville, AL M 365,076
351 -20 St. Louis, MO-IL L 2,754,233
352 -46 Dalton, GA S 130,386
353 -- Lawton, OK S 114,348
354 -15 Birmingham-Hoover, AL L 1,082,898
355 -41 Alexandria, LA S 147,275
356 -101 Columbus, GA-AL M 289,578
357 +16 Kansas City, MO-KS L 1,934,400
358 -18 Jackson, TN S 110,597
359 -21 Fayetteville, NC M 344,757
360 -15 Springfield, IL M 205,571
361 -41 Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC L 1,484,570
362 -10 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI L 2,014,262
363 +12 Tulsa, OK L 887,968
364 -52 Rome, GA S 94,758
365 -74 Chattanooga, TN-GA M 490,543
366 +2 Shreveport-Bossier City, LA M 380,050
367 -33 Anderson, SC S 173,780
368 -88 Anniston-Oxford, AL S 112,525
369 -12 Hot Springs, AR S 92,752
370 -26 Spartanburg, SC M 264,753
371 -48 Baton Rouge, LA L 731,558
372 -13 Columbia, SC L 683,285
373 -9 Sumter, SC S 106,986
374 -5 Oklahoma City, OK L 1,150,837
375 -14 Jonesboro, AR S 111,174
376 -41 Little Rock-North Little Rock, AR L 636,868
377 -5 Florence, SC M 198,117
378 -35 Pine Bluff, AR S 105,528
379 -- Memphis, TN-MS-AR L
1,256,461

Not saying you should trust your life on these kind of studies but I thought it was interesting.

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Last edited by Yac; 04-07-2008 at 06:11 AM..
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Old 03-18-2008, 03:53 PM
 
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The list ranked all of the US metro areas in order. The lower the worse. I'm honestly surprised to see those places that low because like you said, so many are relocating there. And also like I said, not saying you should trust your life on these studies . Plus you have the military presence...

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