Answer for "Is Boca Raton safe? "

Lynne Gewant Broker Associate real estate agent
  Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate

Boca Raton is a beautiful city in southern Florida that draws thousands of tourists each year with its beautiful sunny beaches and relaxed beach town feeling. But Boca Raton draws more than just tourists; Boca Raton is also a great place to work and raise a family, if you see fit! 

Luckily, Boca Raton is a great place to do this. There is an abundance of jobs in Boca Raton, and, although competition can be stiff and the average price of a home in Boca Raton is high, for a well motivated professional, it shouldn’t be overly difficult. It also has great schools, with good standardized test results and high graduation rates. These factors make Boca Raton a great place to live and raise a family.  

However, if you are seeking a place to put down roots and/or raise a family, you are probably still wondering about one very specific question: is Boca Raton safe? 

Crime rates in Boca Raton

If you’re asking this question, you’ll be glad to know that yes, Boca Raton is in fact, a very safe city to take up residence in. With exceptionally low violent crime rates, Boca Raton is among the safest cities in Florida. This is one of the most important factors that contributes to it being a great place to raise a family in Florida; after all, what is more important than safety?

What is most impressive is Boca Raton’s violent crime rate. At 2.19 incidents per 1,000 residents, it’s almost half the national median of 4 per 1,000 residents. These low crime rates are possible due in great part to Boca Raton’s excellent law enforcement, which is well funded and highly trained. 

Property crimes are less impressive, but still only slightly higher than the national average. Unfortunately, property crimes are common in beach towns such as this, and it’s very difficult to tackle this type of crime. However, it’s worth noting that property crimes can often be avoided by good security practices; when taking the necessary precautions, Boca Raton is still a very safe place to live overall. 

If you would like to move to this comfy beach town, you’ll need to contact one of the real estate agents in Boca Raton. Once you’ve taken this step, you will be well on your way to making your home in this sunny Floridian paradise!


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