Of course I advised her that I could not steer her into any specific area and recommended she call the various municipality law enforcement departments and query the experts. Afterward I went online and did some research.
Below is a summary extracted from the Brevard County Florida County and Municipal Offense Data January – December 2010 as compiled by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Looking at the crime rate per 100,000 population it looks like this. [Click on the chart to go to the FDLE site.]
By the way, another piece of useful information provided by FDLE is the Florida sexual offender and predator database. It is not a bad idea to check out he neighborhood you are considering before you put in an offer!
Gary L. Waters PLLC, Florida licensed real estate agent, Century 21 Baytree Realty, Rockledge, Florida serving Florida's Space Coast including the cities and communities of Melbourne, Viera, Rockledge, Suntree, Merritt Island, Cocoa Beach and the surrounding region.