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Miami Beach, Florida Crime Statistics

This page contains crime rates for Miami Beach, Florida. You can look through the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime data over time, and see how Miami Beach compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records information for Miami Beach, Florida, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 105,572 total crimes reported in Miami Beach, Florida (11,810 of them violent). Of the 10,557 crimes that take place per year in Miami Beach, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Miami Beach, Florida every 49 minutes. This includes 60 murders, 609 rapes, and at least seventy-eight thousand thefts (including 11,472 car thefts).

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Miami Beach, Florida for all 10 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Miami Beach has been reduced by 56%. Throughout the same period of time, violent crime improved by 41%. By and large, the crime data indicate a significant improvement in crime over the last 10 years in Miami Beach. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to eight thousand for Miami Beach, Florida in 2009.

Crime Trends in Miami Beach, Florida (1999-2008)

Please take note that these graphs show reported crime rates and some sudden changes in crime data are the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in cities like Miami Beach, Florida (1999-2008)

You are discouraged against over-analyzing ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or disparities in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual table bars to see crime rates in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Miami Beach, Florida law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Miami Beach conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.