Crime and the Neighborhoods

     Since we’ve been talking about crime a lot lately, I thought I’d try and find some perspective.


    
       First, the good news – In 1994, believe it or not, little ole Fort Lauderdale was the most crime ridden city in America (per capita) ….. this past year, we’re way down  to #77, –  serious progress.

 

                              

   But here’s the rest of the story!

     Some of our neighborhoods are very safe.
 
     Sunrise Key ( where taxi magnate Jesse Gaddis lives) had NO CRIME last year. Neither did Bay Colony (up off North US 1, behind the TGIF restaurant.)

     Bal Harbor had only 1 crime ( smart move by new City Manager Lee Feldman moving there!). Riviera Isles ( off Las Olas) also had only 1 crime. Sunrise Intracoastal, behind the Galleria Mall – 1 crime. 

     Rounding out the safe places are Birch Finger Streets ( north of Sunrise Blvd., across from the beach) with 3 crimes, Nurmi Isle (Rodstrom’s neighborhood) with 5 crimes, Idylwyld with 5, and Harbor Beach with 9 crimes.

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     But then, some neighborhoods are on fire!

                                           

     Progresso Village ( where they almost put the Homeless Feeding Camp), had 191 crimes , Flagler Heights ( north downtown) had 178 crimes, Victoria Park – 213 crimes, Melrose Park – 250 , Dorsey Riverbend – 267, Lauderdale Manors – 377, 

                  ……………  and the winner ( or loser, depends how you look at it)
 

      

     South Middle River – 473 crimes ( 240 of them home burglaries)….   SMR did have some help winning the most crime ridden award with this –


   
                 
                                 The Crescent House
 
 – a group home for troubled male youths. During this past year, 58 of it’s residents were arrested, and one youth has 9 pending felonies

     I’m curious what you think about all this ….please add a comment …  

                                thanks, ….Tim