Florida is one of the most beautiful states in America. It has all the attractions one could think of: it’s not part of the fast-paced rat race that New York and New Jersey seem to be in but it’s not quite as desolate and removed as a state like Utah. And it has got Miami, one of the biggest hot spots in the whole of North America. But unfortunately, like any state, it also has its share of bad neighborhoods. Here is a list of the 10 worst neighborhoods in Florida.
1) Lauderdale Lakes
It’s a small neighborhood in the southeast of the state, but don’t be fooled by its small population of just 35,000. It is not a calm, small neighborhood away from all the noise and problems of big cities. Its violent crime rate is twice as that of the state it is in. It’s actually safer than just 6% of all the US cities. Last year, it had, on average, 479 crimes per square mile or 51.87 per 1,000 people. Even with such a small population, there were 309 burglaries and more than one thousand reported instances of theft. If you live here, the probability of your being a crime victim would be 1 in 23. In short, it has a lovely beach, but statistically speaking, it’s just not a very safe place to live.
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