Three South Florida cities have been ranked among the 100 most dangerous in the U.S., according to rankings released Tuesday by NeighborhoodScout.com.
Homestead took the 45th spot while Miami Beach was ranked at 72nd, and Lauderhill at 99th.
The rankings are based on the most recent FBI data using the number of violent crimes per 1,000 residents. Violent crimes include murder, rape, armed robbery, and aggravated assault.
Homestead totaled 802 violent crimes, including 9 murders, and is considered safer than only 5 percent of other U.S. cities. According to the data, residents of Homestead have a 1 in 85 chance of being a victim of a violent crime.
Miami Beach had 941 violent crimes in the data collection period and residents stand a 1 in 11 chance of being the victim of a violent crime while Lauderhill, with 10 murders among 657 violent crimes, is considered only safer than 9 percent of other U.S. cities.
Monroe, Louisiana is considered the most dangerous city in the US today followed by Bessemer, Alabama and East St. Louis, Illinois.