• Just before school shooting, Parkland ranked as one of Florida's safest cities

    By: Joy Johnston, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    In a national survey released this week, Parkland, Florida, was ranked as the 15th safest city in America, and one of the safest cities in Florida.

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    On Wednesday, a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland left numerous dead and injured. The suspect has been identified as Nilkolas Cruz, a former student, The Associated Press reported.

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    NeighborhoodScout ranked the Top 100 Safest Cities in the U.S. with a population of 25,000 or more based upon property and violent crime data. Parkland ranked 15th on NeighborhoodScout's list due to its low violent-crime rate.

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