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Old 02-17-2014, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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The Florida Department of Law Enforcement released it's county "danger" rankings for 2013, based on murders, sexual assaults, aggravated assaults, and robberies.

A few highlights:

#1 Madison County (most dangerous)
#33 Clay County
#38 Duval County
#43 St. Johns County
#65 Nassau County
#67 Glades County (least dangerous)

So, in general, Clay County is about average in FL.

Duval & St. Johns are bit safer than average.

Nassau is down right Mayberry.

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Old 02-17-2014, 01:50 PM
 
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While the actual rankings may be factual, your deduction may not be.

For example, if Madison county had 1,000 murders in 2013, and Clay County had 20, Duval 15, St Johns 10, Nassau 2, and Glades 1, would Clay, Duval and St Johns county be "average" as far as crime goes? I wouldn't think so. Being the median in the list doesnt make you the "average" of the list.
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Old 02-18-2014, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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All depends on how you measure/perspective.
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Old 02-18-2014, 07:55 AM
 
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All depends on how you measure/perspective.
Actually it's all about the numbers, did they include the number of violent crimes or just the rankings?
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Old 02-18-2014, 12:36 PM
 
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Actually it's all about the numbers, did they include the number of violent crimes or just the rankings?
I followed the link and found an excel file that contains all of the data behind the numbers.

The data is actually for 2012.

Looking at the data on a county wide basis isn't really helpful in my opinion. There are parts of Duval where crime is much more likely to occur and parts of Duval where I wouldn't have to think twice about safety concerns. Same goes for Saint Johns, and I would imagine nearly every other county in the state.

If you are just going by total numbers, there were 707 murders in FL in 2012 throughout the 67 counties. Duval ranked 8 at 32 murders and Saint Johns was ranked 25 at 6 murders. 17 counties had 0 murders (including Nassau).

Murder is just one of the 27 categories listed for arrest reasons.
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Old 02-19-2014, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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Looking at the data on a county wide basis isn't really helpful in my opinion. There are parts of Duval where crime is much more likely to occur and parts of Duval where I wouldn't have to think twice about safety concerns. Same goes for Saint Johns, and I would imagine nearly every other county in the state.

Agreed. It's just a snap shot.
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