Miami Beach, FL
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Miami Beach, FL crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

With a crime rate of 109 per one thousand residents, Miami Beach has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 9. Within Florida, more than 99% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Miami Beach. In fact, after researching dangerous places to live, NeighborhoodScout found Miami Beach to be one of the top 100 most dangerous cities in the U.S.A.

Separately, it is always interesting and important to compare a city's crime rate with those of similarly sized communities - a fair comparison as larger cities tend to have more crime. NeighborhoodScout has done just that. With a population of 92,312, Miami Beach has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Miami Beach does well or poorly compared to all other cities and towns in the US of all sizes, compared to places with a similar population, it fares badly. Few other communities of this size have a crime rate as high as Miami Beach.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Miami Beach does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Miami Beach.

For Miami Beach, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Miami Beach is one in 92.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Miami Beach is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Miami Beach, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 10, which is a rate of 98 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Miami Beach has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Miami Beach is one in 148.

Miami Beach Crime Data

 

Crime Index

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(100 is safest)


Safer than 0% of U.S. Cities

Miami Beach Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

1,002

9,039

10,041

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

10.85

97.92

108.77

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Miami Beach 10.85
Florida 4.62

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 92

in Miami Beach

1 in 217

in Florida

Miami Beach VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 92,312
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 2 54 419 527
Rate per 1,000 0.02 0.58 4.54 5.71

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Miami Beach 97.92
Florida 28.13

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 10

in Miami Beach

1 in 36

in Florida

Miami Beach Property CRIMES

Population: 92,312
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 711 7,704 624
Rate per 1,000 7.70 83.46 6.76

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Miami Beach Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Miami Beach 1303
Florida 64