Orlando is one of the coolest places to live: Disney is practically your backyard! It's also one of the hottest tourist destinations in Florida. However, not every part of Orlando is safe, and there are some areas that are more dangerous than others.
This article analyzes the three most dangerous neighborhoods in Orlando, Florida, ranked by the number of violent crimes (including murder, assault, and robbery).
The Ranking System
The ranking system is based on violent crimes per 100k people. It's a percentage-based system to make the ranking as fair as possible (since all neighborhoods won't have the same number of population). It also compares each neighborhood's violent crime rate with the overall violent crime rate of Orlando.
The Most Dangerous: Mercy Drive
Mercy Drive is ranked the most dangerous neighborhood in Orlando, Florida. It is a neighborhood that's not too far from the theme parks. It's about a thirty-minute drive to Disney World. However, it has a high percentage of violent crime, meaning murders, assaults, robberies, etc., per 100k people on average. Its crime rate is over 350% higher than Orlando's average!
Violent Crime Percentage: 3,451 per 100k people
Percentage Above Violent Crimes Average for Orlando: 367% Higher
The 2nd Most Dangerous: North Orange
North Orange is ranked the second most dangerous neighborhood in Orlando, Florida. Like Mercy Drive, Disney World is only a stone's throw away from North Orange. It also has a number of museums, along with a beautiful park: Loch Haven Park. However, it also has a high percentage of violent crime, and its crime rate is just under 250% higher than Orlando's average.
Violent Crime Percentage: 2,560 per 100k people
Percentage Above Violent Crimes Average for Orlando: 247% Higher
The 3rd Most Dangerous: Malibu Groves
Malibu Groves is ranked the third most dangerous neighborhood in Orlando, Florida. It's about a twenty-five-minute drive to Disney World. It is not far from Mercy Drive, being less than ten minutes away from the most dangerous neighborhood in Orlando. Its crime rate is over 230% higher than Orlando's average!
Violent Crime Percentage: 2,460 per 100k people
Percentage Above Violent Crimes Average for Orlando: 233% Higher
What do you think?
Do you agree with the ranking based on your own observations from either living in or traveling to Orlando? Do you think another neighborhood is more dangerous than these ones? Or do you think these are safer than the data indicates?