By Robert J. Matthews
Behind the flawless veneer is a maximum-security federal prison, which raises crime rates over the national average.
Despite this challenge, the community shows a praiseworthy attitude and constant resolve to improve the town's image and safety.
With its stunning environment and nice residents, this attractive village reveals a less perfect reality.
Alexandria has higher crime rates than the national average, despite its tranquil appearance.
Cocoa appears lovely with its sandy beaches and palm palms, but its reality is less positive. Though peaceful, the village has a dark side.
This rising crime rate often outpaces larger metropolitan centers.
Pompano Beach, another Florida beach, with a golden shoreline and lush marine life. However, underneath the sunny facade lurks a less cheerful reality.
Pompano Beach has a high crime rate despite its popularity. The town's beauty and danger create a complex environment of appeal and caution.