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Port St. Lucie one of safest cities in Florida, safer than most small towns

Courtesy of Treasure Coast Newspapers

Feel safe and secure in Port St. Lucie? There’s good reason for that.

While crime data, and Port St. Lucie officials themselves, have long touted the city as one of the safest large cities in Florida, a new survey concludes it’s safer than most small towns.

The survey, by the independent review site SafeWise, ranks Port St. Lucie the ninth safest city in the Sunshine state; it was the only city in the top 10 with more than 100,000 residents.

Key Biscayne topped the list; the only other Treasure Coast town to make the top 50 was Sebastian, which came in at No. 38.

The ranking used 2017 FBI crime data, which list Port St. Lucie’s violent crime rate at 0.99 per 1,000, and property crime rate of 11.27 per 1,000. Both are far below state and national averages.

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