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Miami Dade County, Florida Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 1,196,710 total crimes reported in Miami Dade County, Florida (184,892 of them violent). Of the 119,671 crimes that happen every year in Miami Dade County, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Miami Dade County, Florida every 4 minutes. This includes 1,599 murders, 5,524 rapes, and almost eight hundred and eleven thousand thefts (including 146,005 auto thefts).

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Miami Dade County, Florida for all 10 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Miami Dade County has grown by 36%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 34%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a dramatic growth in crime over the last 10 years in Miami Dade County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit almost one hundred and sixty-seven thousand for Miami Dade County, Florida in 2009.

Crime Trends in Miami Dade County, Florida (1999-2008)

Keep in mind that these graphs show reported crime numbers and certain sharp changes in crime figures might be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Miami Dade County, Florida (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

Miami Dade County, Florida law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Miami Dade County 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.