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Total crime 41%
Violent crime 43%
Property crime 40%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2020 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2021; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMiami/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime15,737n/a (estimate)3,3052,1532,346
Murder61n/a12.85.96.5
Rape94n/a19.735.438.4
Robbery610n/a128.162.273.9
Assault1,880n/a394.9280.1279.7
Violent crime2,645n/a (estimate)556384388
Burglary1,453n/a305.2240.6314.2
Theft10,017n/a2,104.01,352.71,398.0
Vehicle theft1,622n/a340.7176.1246.0
Property crime13,092n/a (estimate)2,7501,7691,958

Key findings

  • Miami crime rates are 41% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Miami are 43% higher than the national average
  • In Miami you have a 1 in 31 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Miami is safer than 14% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Miami has decreased by 22%

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The Miami crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Miami 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 crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Miami (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Miami, Florida is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Miami are 1.54 times more than the Florida average and 1.41 times more than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Miami are 1.45 times more than than Florida and 1.43 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Miami are 1.55 times more than than Florida and 1.40 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Miami (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Miami in comparison to other Florida communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Miami safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Miami being safer than 24% of cities in Florida and 14% of cities across the United States. This is evident by tracking Florida cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Miami. In conclusion, Miami ranks below average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Miami

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Miami is 1 in 181
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Miami is 1 in 37
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Miami is 1 in 31
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Miami? In Miami, you have a 1 in 181 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 37. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Miami, FL is 1 in 31.

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

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Miami, Florida (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Miami has decreased by 6%, the amount of property crime in Miami has decreased by 25%, and the total amount of crime in Miami has decreased by 22% year over year.

      Miami police department

      ItemMiamiFloridaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1,38031,023558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.34.23.3
      There are a total of 1,380 Miami police officers. This results in 3.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 21.3% less than the Florida average and 2.4% 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
      El Portal, FL2,507125375501
      Biscayne Park, FL3,20398751849
      Glenvar Heights, FL17,687157722878
      Sunset, FL16,602172791963
      Golden Beach, FL635107857964
      Kendall, FL74,559177814990
      Bay Harbor Islands, FL5,885699451,014
      Miami, FL432,6225562,7503,305

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Raleigh, NC441,3263922,0212,413
      Omaha, NE443,0726313,1743,806
      Colorado Springs, CO448,7595973,3803,977
      Virginia Beach, VA449,733991,5121,610
      Virginia Beach, VA449,7331291,7611,890
      Miami, FL432,6225562,7503,305
      Source: The Miami, FL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.