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“SAFEST CITIES IN
FLORIDA 2018”:

Congratulations!
Greenacres made this year’s list.


Learn more below about this recent high
honor for the City of Greenacres.

FYI: Greenacres is patrolled by PBSO.
But did you know. . .

There are thirty-nine (39) municipalities in Palm Beach County (PBC). Thirty (30) have their own police departments and nine municipalities* and unincorporated PBC (areas in white; see map below) are patrolled by PBSO.

On the merge of the Greenacres PD with PBSO in 2015–2016,

“[T]here is no debate about the result. Overall crime is down, and available law-enforcement resources are far better.”
—Quote. Editor at The Palm Beach Post, March 10th, 2018.


Eastern area of Central Palm Beach County (CPBC).
Note that a map of western CPBC is below. 

Click on image to enlarge: 
On this year’s Safest Cities in Florida (SCF) list are Greenacres and villages of Wellington and Royal Palm Beach, all are patrolled by PBSO. City of Lake Worth is also patrolled by PBSO, latest data shows crime is down significantly, but the City didn’t make the SCF 2018 list due to methodology used by the committee (see below).

Seven cities, towns, and villages in PBC made
the list this year. Here is the list:

  • #10. North Palm Beach
  • #19. Wellington [patrolled by PBSO]
  • #33. Jupiter
  • #42. Royal Palm Beach [PBSO]
  • #49. Palm Beach Gardens
  • #50. Greenacres [PBSO]
  • #53. Boca Raton

Note the locations of Wellington and Royal Palm Beach in this map. The City of Greenacres is to the east of these two villages on the edge of the Florida Everglades.

Near the Village of Wellington in zip code 33449 is where Barbie the little horse was killed by coyotes recently. Some TV reporters still confuse this area with ‘Lake Worth’ but is actually in “suburban Lake Worth”.

 
The following cities did not make this year’s list and that’s possibly explained by the methodology (see below) used by the National Council.
  • Atlantis
  • Delray Beach
  • Hypoluxo
  • Manalapan
  • Palm Beach
  • Palm Beach Shores
  • South Palm Beach
  • West Palm Beach

Methodology used by the National Council’s 100 “Safest Cities” list:

To identify the safest cities in Florida, we reviewed the most recent FBI Uniform Crime Report statistics along with our own population data and internal research. We eliminated any cities that failed to submit a complete crime report to the FBI and removed cities with populations under 10,000.

The remaining cities were ranked based on the number of reported violent crimes (aggravated assault, murder, rape, and robbery) and property crimes (burglary, arson, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft) per 1,000 people. These variables were then weighted, with violent crimes accounting for 1.5 of the total (due to their severity) than property crimes.


*Besides Greenacres, Wellington, and Royal Palm Beach the other six cities, towns, and villages patrolled by PBSO are: Belle Glade, Lake Park, Lake Worth, Mangonia Park, Pahokee, and South Bay.