Neighborhood safety indicators help evaluate what conditions exist and whether the direction the neighborhood is headed is positive or negative. Indicators can influence business investment and residential development, so monitoring neighborhood safety allows the county to recognize changes and address the needs of the community to ensure a sense of security.

Violent crime is measured by incidents per 1,000 residents. Violent crimes include murders, forcible rapes, robberies and aggravated assaults reported in the Uniform Crime Index published by the FBI. 2011 data are preliminary. Source: FCFC.