Floral Park Named Safest In State


Home security company Safe Choice Security recently compiled a list of the 29 safest places to live in New York State, and Floral Park made the ranks as one of four places in Nassau County. Using 2012 FCI crime statistics to analyze violent and property crime rates in the area, Safe Choice Security said it ranks each community based on its potential risk.

Here are Floral Park’s results:

Population: 16,000

Violent Crimes Per 1,000: 0.19

Property Crimes Per 1,000: 4.0

Crime Index: 95

Safer than 95 percent of U.S. cities

Ranked just below Malverne, Floral Park makes the list at No. 3, for the community’s dedicated police force and youth outreach programs.

According to Safe Choice Security, “with avenues and streets named for flowers, the beautiful community is one cherished by those who live there because of its peacefulness and proximity to big city conveniences and weekend getaways.”

Despite its proximity to one of the largest cities in the nation, the expectation that Floral Park is rife with crime is refuted by the home security company, citing the local police presence as the reason behind its low crime rates. Long Beach and Lynbrook also made the list.

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