One of the major things to consider when buying a home is a city or town’s crime rate. A great website to see such statistics is neighborhoodscout.com. This will take into consideration both violent and property crimes, as well as overall population, and rate your town or city on a scale of 1 to 100. 100, being the safest, and 1, being the most unsafe.
Many people come to Florida from the Northeast, particularly New York. Here are some crime stats comparing Jupiter to some of New York’s most popular cities:
Buffalo (population 258,703) – Here, the crime is ranked 3/100, with 3196 violent crimes and 13,100 property crimes. The chances of becoming a victim here are 1 in 81.
Rochester (population 10,655) – Ranked 6/100, with 1771 violent crimes and 8884 property crimes. The chances of becoming a victim are 1 in 119.
Niagara Falls (population 49,219) – Ranked 2/100, with 588 violent crimes and 2709 property crimes. The chances of becoming a victim are 1 in 84.
Syracuse (population 144,263) – Ranked 6/100, with 1184 violent crimes and 6080 property crimes. The chances of becoming a victim are 1 in 122.
Binghampton (population 46,299) – Ranked 4/100, with 321 violent crimes and 2393 property crimes. The chances of becoming a victim are 1 in 144.
And, finally, we have beautiful Jupiter, Florida with its 50,681 beautiful people. Here, the crime rate is 38/100, with 133 violent crimes and 1087 property crimes. Your chances of becoming a victim are much less here, with just a 1 in 456 chance.
The data is clear. Jupiter, Florida, statistically speaking, is a safer place than several cities in New York. Don’t hesitate to make the move and improve your quality of life. Chances are most of your friends already have!