Miami, FL
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Miami, FL crime analytics


With a crime rate of 54 per one thousand residents, Miami 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 19. Within Florida, more than 90% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Miami. In fact, after researching dangerous places to live, NeighborhoodScout found Miami to be one of the top 100 most dangerous cities in the U.S.A.

Importantly, when you compare Miami to other communities of similar population, then Miami crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Miami does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Miami 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.

For Miami, 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 is one in 98.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the city, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that Miami experiences one of the higher murder rates in the nation when compared with cities and towns for all sizes of population, from the largest to the smallest.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Miami is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Miami, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 23, which is a rate of 44 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Miami 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 is one in 192.

Miami Crime Data

 
Crime Index

5

(100 is safest)


Safer than 5% of U.S. Cities

Miami Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

4,497

19,304

23,801

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

10.20

43.77

53.97

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Miami 10.20
Florida 4.62
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 98

in Miami

1 in 217

in Florida
Miami VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 441,003
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 75 82 1,688 2,652
Rate per 1,000 0.17 0.19 3.83 6.01
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 43.77
Florida 28.13
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 23

in Miami

1 in 36

in Florida
Miami Property CRIMES
Population: 441,003
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 3,170 13,834 2,300
Rate per 1,000 7.19 31.37 5.22
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 Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Miami 649
Florida 64