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Total crime 68%
Violent crime 16%
Property crime 83%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSouth Miami/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime514n/a (estimate)4,1842,5242,489
Murder1n/a8.15.25.0
Rape1n/a8.139.442.6
Robbery10n/a81.475.581.6
Assault27n/a219.8258.3250.2
Violent crime39n/a (estimate)317378379
Burglary84n/a683.8295.2340.5
Theft366n/a2,979.51,668.71,549.5
Vehicle theft25n/a203.5181.8219.9
Property crime475n/a (estimate)3,8672,1462,110

Key findings

  • South Miami crime rates are 68% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in South Miami are 16% lower than the national average
  • In South Miami you have a 1 in 24 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • South Miami is safer than 21% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in South Miami has decreased by 2%

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

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

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in South Miami, Florida is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for South Miami are 1.66 times more than the Florida average and 1.68 times more than the national level. Daily violent crimes in South Miami are 1.19 times less than than Florida and 1.20 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in South Miami are 1.80 times more than than Florida and 1.83 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is South Miami (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in Florida and all other cities across the US, is South Miami safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that South Miami is safer than 32% of other cities in the state of Florida. In addition, South Miami is safer than 21% 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 South Miami. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that South Miami is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in South Miami

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in South Miami is 1 in 315
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in South Miami is 1 in 26
      The chance of being a victim of crime in South Miami is 1 in 24
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in South Miami? If you reside in South Miami, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 315. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 26 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. These sorts of crimes against personal property include: burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in South Miami, is 1 in 24.

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

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for South Miami is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in South Miami has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 5% in South Miami, while property crimes in South Miami have decreased by 2%. Total crime has decreased by 2% year over year.

      South Miami police department

      ItemSouth MiamiFloridaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)5931,023558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents4.94.23.3
      There are a total of 59 South Miami police officers. This results in 4.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 15.3% greater than the Florida average and 50% 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
      Indian Creek, FL54000
      Bay Harbor Islands, FL5,88550847897
      Glenvar Heights, FL17,6871548761,030
      El Portal, FL2,507811,0081,089
      Sweetwater, FL20,718741,0481,122
      Sunset, FL16,6021699601,129
      Biscayne Park, FL3,2031899471,136
      South Miami, FL12,2073173,8674,184

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Somerville, NJ12,207901,1311,222
      Riverview, MI12,2081668481,014
      Cascades, VA12,20579626705
      Lake Station, IN12,1992612,7022,963
      Arkansas City, KS12,1985553,7044,258
      South Miami, FL12,2073173,8674,184
      Source: The South Miami, FL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.