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Florida may be the sunshine state, but when the sun goes down, that’s when things can change.  A lot. Neighborhood Scout updated their list of the 100 most dangerous cities in the U.S. for 2022 and 6 Florida cities made the list. The good news here is the progress. In 2016, 12 Florida cities made this list. Locally, just 12 years ago Fort Myers ranked high on this list. Now it’s not on here at all. Think you know which Florida cities did make this top 10 list? Wrong. Miami didn’t make it.

So which cities made The Most Dangerous Florida Cities After Dark?

Here’s the methodology, according to Neighborhood Scout :”Our research reveals the 100 most dangerous cities in America with 25,000 or more people, based on the number of violent crimes per 1,000 residents. Violent crimes include homicide, rape, armed robbery, and aggravated assault. Data used for this research are 1) the number of violent crimes reported to the FBI to have occurred in each city, and 2) the population of each city.” It continues “Once we have this complete and accurate count of crimes for every city in the nation, our analysis takes the violent crimes for each city with 25,000 or more people, and divides them by the population of the city, divided by 1,000.  This establishes a violent crime rate per 1,000 population that is used to compare every city.”

I’m proud of Florida for only have 6 cities on this list. But that’s because what the list is. Violent crimes. Assault with a pizza. Throwing an alligator through a Wendy’s Drive Thru window. Driving a golf cart naked down I75. Those are the crimes Florida is known for. And those didn’t fall into the FBI violent crimes category. But here’s the cities that do find themselves on this list of Dangerous Florida Cities. I’m staying Florida centric on most, but I will do the top 10.


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