At Protect America, we’ve put together a list of the 10 cities in Florida with the lowest burglary rates.

We call these cities “Burglary Safe Zones.” We’ve also made a list of the 10 cities in Florida with the highest burglary rates. We call these cities “Burglary Hot Spots.”

Our lists are based on data from the recent FBI Uniform Crime Report. We only counted cities that submitted burglary data.


2016 Florida Burglary Safe Zones

  1. Longboat Key
    • Population 7206, Burglaries 3
    • Town trivia: Longboat Key is home to Joe Perry, the lead guitarist of Aerosmith.
  2. Indian River Shores
    • Population 4,119, Burglaries 2
    • Town trivia: Indian River Shores was incorporated in 1953.
  3. Indian Shores
    • Population 3,630, Burglaries 3
    • Town trivia: Indian Shores is a barrier island west of Seminole.
  4. Center Hill
    • Population 1186, Burglaries 1
    • Town trivia: Center Hill was once known as “the Green Been Capitol of the World.”
  5. Punta Gorda
    • Population 17,841, Burglaries 16
    • Town trivia: Punta Gorda means Fat Point in Spanish.
  6. Belleair Bluffs
    • Population 2,081, Burglaries 2
    • Town trivia: Belleair Bluffs is in Pinellas County, Florida.
  7. Trenton
    • Population 2,028, Burglaries 2
    • Town trivia: Trenton is the hometown of Easton Corbin.
  8. Highland Beach
    • Population 3,723, Burglaries 4
    • Town trivia: Highland Beach has only two businesses.
  9. Starke
    • Population 5,341, Burglaries 6
    • Town trivia: Starke was the shooting location of “G.I Jane” with Demi Moore.
  10. Jennings
    • Population 864, Burglaries 1
    • Town trivia: Jennings is in Hamilton County, Florida.

2016 Florida Burglary Hot Spots

  1. Chiefland
    • Population 2197, Burglaries 112
    • Town trivia: Chiefland is known as the “Gem of the Suwannee Valley.”
  2. Medley
    • Population 854, Burglaries 17
    • Town trivia: Medley is home to several factories.
  3. Madison
    • Population 2865, Burglaries 51
    • Town trivia: Madison is the county seat of Madison County.
  4. Mangonia Park
    • Population 1975, Burglaries 33
    • Town trivia: Mangonia Park was originally slated to be called Mangolia Park, but the name was already taken.
  5. Mexico Beach
    • Population 1164, Burglaries 19
    • Town trivia: Mexico Beach was incorporated in 1966.
  6. Belleview
    • Population 4718, Burglaries 77
    • Town trivia: Belleview’s motto is “The City with Small Town Charm.”
  7. Dade City
    • Population 6827, Burglaries 110
    • Town trivia: Dade City is home to an annual Kumquat Festival.
  8. Opa Locka
    • Population 16768, Burglaries 268
    • Town trivia: Opa Locka’s city hall and street names are “One Thousand and One Arabian Night” themed.
  9. Cocoa
    • Population 17486, Burglaries 269
    • Town trivia: Cocoa was home to the baseball team that would become the Houston Astros.
  10. Hypoluxo
    • Population 2713, Burglaries 41
    • Town trivia: Hypoluxo has a large percentage of Finnish speakers – 4.52 percent.

Interested in learning more about home security? Check out our security checklist page. At Protect America, we’re committed to educating families about the best ways to protect their homes.