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Study: Tallahassee named one of least safest cities to live in Florida

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Posted at 1:31 PM, Aug 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-27 13:42:10-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — An analysis of crime statistics in American cities has named Tallahassee as one of the least safest cities to live in Florida.

Backgroundchecks.org recently released their Safest Cities to Live in Florida 2019 list. Tallahassee ranked 126 out of the 134 Florida cities ranked.

They used the most recent FBI crime statistics to create state rankings. After filtering out the American cities with populations of less than 10,000, 2,929 cities remained.

They calculated violent crime rates and property crime rates by dividing the crime numbers by the population to get rates per 1,000. They also calculated the ratio of law enforcement workers to per 1,000.

Sweetwater, a community of over 20,000 in Miami-Dade County, was named Florida's safest city.

To see the full list, click here.