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.

The property crime rate is measured by incidents per 1,000 residents. Property crimes include burglary, larceny and motor vehicle theft and are reported by the Uniform Crime Index published by the FBI. 2011 data are preliminary. Source: FCFC.