Top 50 Most Dangerous Small Cities in America- 13 are in Florida!

Of course, I find this fascinating, because I live in Florida AND I help people purchase real estate in Florida.  Thinking of relocating here?  Well you might want to consider these facts- 13 of our small cities are on the nations most dangerous list of cities.  I can help you navigate the best place to invest or relocate to when the time is right.  Plus I offer rebates to buyers who purchase through me.  Well enough about me; read the report below:

America's 10 most dangerous cities

  1. Wilmington, Del.
  2. Canton, Ohio
  3. Jackson, Tenn.
  4. Rocky Mount, N.C.
  5. North Little Rock, Ark.
  6. Pensacola, Fla.
  7. Daytona Beach, Fla.
  8. Homestead, Fla.
  9. Lauderhill, Fla.
  10. Warner Robins, Ga.

Other Florida small cities in the top 50

  • Delray Beach (12)
  • Ocala (14)
  • Fort Myers (15)
  • Boynton Beach (16)
  • Sarasota (19)
  • North Miami (20)
  • Kissimmee (23)
  • Sanford (34)
  • Bradenton (42)

Courtesy of Movoto Real Estate Blog- and Randy Nelson, Content Editor:

How Movoto Created This Report

To produce this ranking, Movoto first decided on a list of small cities between 50,000 and 75,000 residents in size. After eliminating those without available crime data, Movoto were left with a list of 234 places to study.
Using data from the FBI’s 2012 uniform crime report, the latest available, Movoto measured seven distinct crimes using the total reported incidents of each:
  • Burglary
  • Theft
  • Motor vehicle theft
  • Murder
  • Rape
  • Robbery
  • Assault
Then they separated these crimes into four groups: murders, violent crimes (murder, rape, robbery, and assault), property crimes (burglary, theft, and motor vehicle theft), and total crimes. The cities were then ranked on the incidents of each group per 100,000 residents per year, from 1 to 234, with a higher score being more dangerous. We calculated the number of crimes per 100,000 residents for 2012 in order to have a level playing field on which to compare cities with varying population sizes.