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Total crime 226%
Violent crime 146%
Property crime 240%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMiami Beach/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime7,818n/a (estimate)8,4132,6672,580
Murder5n/a5.45.25.0
Rape96n/a103.339.642.6
Robbery279n/a300.279.386.2
Assault491n/a528.4260.8246.8
Violent crime871n/a (estimate)937385381
Burglary646n/a695.2337.7376.0
Theft5,902n/a6,351.11,750.81,594.6
Vehicle theft399n/a429.4193.3228.9
Property crime6,947n/a (estimate)7,4762,2822,200

Key findings

  • Miami Beach crime rates are 226% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Miami Beach are 146% higher than the national average
  • In Miami Beach you have a 1 in 12 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Miami Beach is safer than 1% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Miami Beach has decreased by 8%

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The Miami Beach crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Miami Beach as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Miami Beach crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Miami Beach (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Miami Beach, FL per 100,000 people. In Miami Beach, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 3.15 times more than the Florida average and 3.26 times more than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Miami Beach is 2.44 times more than the Florida average and 2.46 times more than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Miami Beach has a daily crime rate that is 3.28 times more than the Florida average and 3.40 times more than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is Miami Beach (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in Florida and all other cities across the US, is Miami Beach safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Miami Beach is safer than 2% of other cities in the state of Florida. In addition, Miami Beach is safer than 1% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all Florida and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Miami Beach. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Miami Beach is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Miami Beach

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Miami Beach is 1 in 107
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Miami Beach is 1 in 14
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Miami Beach is 1 in 12
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Miami Beach? In Miami Beach, FL you have a 1 in 107 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 14 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 12 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Miami Beach.

      Year Over Year Crime In Miami Beach (per 100,000 people)

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Miami Beach, FL is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Miami Beach has decreased by 2%, while the property crime rate in Miami Beach has decreased by 9% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Miami Beach has decreased by 8% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      Miami Beach police department

      ItemMiami BeachFloridaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)50031,023558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents5.54.23.3
      There are a total of 500 Miami Beach police officers. This results in 5.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 29.7% greater than the Florida average and 68.9% greater than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Florida

      StateTotal offendersFlorida /100KNational /100K
      Florida53,771330266
      There are a total of 53,771 sex offenders in Florida. This yields a total of 330 sex offenders in Florida per 100,000 residents which is 24% greater than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Key Biscayne, FL12,93538677714
      West Miami, FL6,6521309191,049
      Glenvar Heights, FL17,6871579311,088
      Sunset, FL16,6021721,0211,193
      Kendall, FL74,5591771,0501,227
      Virginia Gardens, FL2,7351211,2471,368
      Bay Harbor Islands, FL5,885491,4321,482
      Miami Beach, FL91,7849377,4768,413

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Boca Raton, FL91,7022052,3572,562
      Westminster, CA91,6353112,6502,961
      Lynn, MA92,0745951,4372,033
      San Marcos, CA91,4792061,0731,278
      Santa Monica, CA92,2478605,1065,966
      Miami Beach, FL91,7849377,4768,413
      Source: The Miami Beach, FL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.