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Old 01-24-2008, 03:51 PM
 
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I was thinking about moving to Cocoa Beach.... but the crime rate seems a bit high there. Any ideas as to why this might be? Would you feel safe living there year-round?
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Old 01-24-2008, 04:04 PM
 
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I was thinking about moving to Cocoa Beach.... but the crime rate seems a bit high there. Any ideas as to why this might be? Would you feel safe living there year-round?

Where did you read that? I think you might be talking about the city of cocoa not cocoa beach they are two entirely different places.
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Old 01-24-2008, 09:59 PM
 
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I live in Cocoa Beach. My family has lived here for over 35 years and we have never heard of any friend or neighbor who had any type of break-in, mugging, etc. I think in some of the bars in the tourist areas on the beach you might have some type of crime, but not in the residential areas. I keep my door unlocked during the day, and feel safe. My kids ride their bikes around the local neighborhood, and they are fine. I used to live in a very upscale area of a large city, and kept the house locked and the alarm on all the time. (Although it was a beautiful neigborhood with great neighbors, break ins were not uncommon there. In fact, a neighbor was murdered by an intruder) It is not like that here. Cocoa, which is on the mainland, as Alphaman said, has more of a reputation for crime.
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Old 01-25-2008, 09:18 AM
 
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You also have to consider that some of the numbers may be skewed by the incidents taking place on or near the beach by people just visiting the sand and the bars. This may have little effect in a residents day to day life.
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Old 06-08-2011, 01:40 PM
 
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I would ignore the above poster.
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Old 10-04-2015, 10:41 AM
 
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Bump. It's now 2015. Does anyone have any new comments about the crime/safety of Cocoa Beach? Is it still relatively low?
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Old 10-04-2015, 02:57 PM
 
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The crime rate numbers are figured in incidents per 100,000 residents. For a town of less than 12,000 like Cocoa Beach the numbers can be misleading. Unless you hang out at the Inner Room you are unlikely to encounter crime of any kind in Cocoa Beach other than flip flop theft. I did have my bike borrowed about 25 years ago. Nothing since.
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Old 10-05-2015, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Rockledge, FL
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Bump. It's now 2015. Does anyone have any new comments about the crime/safety of Cocoa Beach? Is it still relatively low?
Beachside typically has lower rates of crime, all the way down through Melbourne Beach. I don't think you have to worry too much about it. Other 'historic' areas of Cocoa however...
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Old 10-07-2015, 04:41 AM
 
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We moved here in July and had some of the same concerns when I looked at the statistics prior to moving. I can say now after settling into the community. We absolutely LOVE it! It feels incredibly safe. We are in the downtown part of Cocoa Beach which feels like a world away from the tourist area. It is so full of life here like no other place I have ever lived. In the last 2 months I've rode my bike to the Farmer's market, the beach, a parade, to get dinner. Grown ups and children are seen all over town biking..which is so refreshing. It feels very Mayberry like here..in a cool way if that makes sense?
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Old 10-07-2015, 07:35 AM
 
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We moved here in July and had some of the same concerns when I looked at the statistics prior to moving. I can say now after settling into the community. We absolutely LOVE it! It feels incredibly safe. We are in the downtown part of Cocoa Beach which feels like a world away from the tourist area. It is so full of life here like no other place I have ever lived. In the last 2 months I've rode my bike to the Farmer's market, the beach, a parade, to get dinner. Grown ups and children are seen all over town biking..which is so refreshing. It feels very Mayberry like here..in a cool way if that makes sense?
Welcome to our little community. Sounds like you fit right in. I have been calling it Mayberry-by-the-Sea for years. How bout that surf for the last three weeks?
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