Key Biscayne may not be the safest place to be during a hurricane, but according to the National Council for Safety and Home Security the village’s low crime rate ranks it as the second safest community in Florida.
The 2020 Safest Cities findings are based on an analysis of data collected for the FBI’s 2018 Uniform Crime Report. According to the report, the island community had a total of 95 crimes – with 90 being property-related crimes.
Satellite Beach ranked number one for safety, with a violent crime rate less than 10 percent of the national rate. Marco Island came in at number three, followed by North Palm Beach and Parkland to round out the top five.
The list took both violent and non-violent crime into consideration from 3,381 cities, after eliminating municipalities with a population under 10,000, as well as those that didn’t submit a complete crime report to the FBI. Data from 2,831 law enforcement agencies was also collected to determine police adequacy.