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Lessons About Crime in Miami You Need to Learn

Crime is everywhere in the world, but some cities experience more crimes than others. Law enforcement officers have to work hard to keep the streets across America safe for its citizens and the city of Miami falls into that category.

It is not easy to develop a reliable measurement for crime in the cities, but there are some indications when it is obvious—and then sometimes, it is not.

Big City Landscape

Of course, we know that the bigger the city, the more violent the crime. Some criminals make their way from smaller cities and try to blend into the landscape of bigger cities.

Largely Populated

Florida is the fourth largest populated city in the United States, following behind California, New York, and Texas. According to Neighborhood Scout at www.neighborhoodscout.com, since 2013, these cities are considered some of the most dangerous cities in America.

Their report is based on several violent crimes that have been reported to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

When you think about violent crimes, you could consider these being:

  • Murder
  • Armed robbery
  • Rape
  • Aggravated Assault
  • City of Miami Beach

According to the 2013 FBI report, the city of Miami Beach had a growing population of almost 100,000 and each year, the crime rate is 1,000 per resident. Violent crimes are 10.33 for each 1,000 resident.

Property crimes are 99.15 for each 1,000 resident. This brings the reported crime rate in the city of Miami Beach to a total of 109.47 for every 1,000 residents.

Be aware that…the chance of being victimized in a crime in the city of Miami Beach is 1 in 9. If you were to consider where the city of Miami Beach ranked in only violent crimes, the city is at number 8. These numbers are high and do make the city of Miami Beach on the list of dangerous cities in the state of Florida.

City of Miami

According to the 2013 FBI report, the city of Miami had a growing population of almost 415,000 and each year, the crime rate is 1,000 per resident. Violent crimes are 11.72 for each 1,000 resident.

Property crimes are 53.75 for each 1,000 resident. This brings the reported crime rate in the city of Miami to a total of 65.47 for every 1,000 residents.

Be advised that…the chance of being victimized in a crime in the city of Miami is 1 in 15. If you were to consider where the city of Miami ranked in just violent crimes, the city is at number 4. These numbers are high and do make the city of Miami on the list of dangerous cities in the state of Florida.

Unreported Crimes and Stats

Many crimes are not reported and this leaves much to the imagination of what these numbers would be if there was knowledge of how many actual crimes went unreported. In 2013, it was reported that in the city of Miami, there were 25,873 crimes broken down for every 100,000 people:

  • 71 Murders
  • 96 Rapes
  • 2,216 Robberies
  • 2,562 Assaults
  • 4,945 Violent Crimes
  • 3,993 Burglaries
  • 20,928 Property Crimes

The numbers don’t lie…From these numbers; it is safe to say that the overall crime rate in the city of Miami is 72% more than the average in the state of Florida and 99% higher than the national average.

In the city of Miami, violent crimes are 151% higher than the Florida average and 221% higher than the national average. For every 100,000 residents in the city of Miami, there were 16.94 crimes that took place each day.

Is it Safe?

Is it safe to reside in the city of Miami compared to other communities in Florida or throughout the United States? Well, no matter where you live, you are subject to being a victim of crime. There are still places within the city of Miami or other cities across America where you can feel comfortable to live. So, don’t let the numbers intimidate you.

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