Miami Is Now Safer Than It Has Been In At Least 50 Years (And Probably Much Longer)

Miami’s crime rate dropped significantly again in 2018 and the city is now safer than it has been in decades, new statistics reported by the Herald show.

There were just 51 homicides recorded in the city, and only 39 of those were by gunfire. It is the lowest homicide total since at least 1967.

The city’s population is now almost 500,000, a new record. It has been among the fastest growing nationally, so the per capita crime rate is dropping even faster. Miami’s daytime population also more than doubles to nearly 1 million thanks to tourists and office workers, making the real per capita crime rate even lower.

By comparison, Baltimore saw over 300 homicides last year, with a population of over 600,000.

Burglaries, Robberies, and Assaults and batteries also saw significant drops in Miami during 2018. Sex offenses was the only category with a significant increase.

A similar pattern was also reported in unincorporated Miami-Dade, with violent crime at historic lows last year.

 

 

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Anonymous
2 years ago

Bro..I thought that was a ferris wheel in that 1967 aerial view of Miami. LOL

Anonymous
2 years ago

Better idea than skyrise

Anonymous
2 years ago

? me too

Anonymous
2 years ago

I would have thought Miami’s crime rate would have dramatically increased since 1967. After all, Miami has a HUGE immigrant population and the president keeps telling me that immigrants are all drug dealers, rapists, and murderers. This must be fake news.

Anonymous
2 years ago

You don’t say…

Anonymous
2 years ago

LOL

Anonymous
2 years ago

That is not what the President says.

Anonymous
2 years ago

What does the criminal in chief say?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Why is Trump a criminal ? Has he been found guilty of anything ?

Anonymous
2 years ago

He just did last night!

Anonymous
2 years ago

South Americans =/= Mexicans and Central Americans.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Why do South Americans always hate to be associated with Latins from Mexico and Central America? Are South Americans kind of racists?

Miami
2 years ago

To answer your question, Yes.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Illegals commit crime at a much lower rate than US citizens. That;s one big reason why there’s less crime in Miami.

Anonymous
2 years ago

That’s a racist statement

Ex-Republican/Free Mkt and Melting Pot Proponent
2 years ago

No. It’s factual.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Educated immigrants in Miami – better said, educated Hispanics which is too dificult for stereotyping like you to understand since to you border crossing hispanics must all be the same low education peasants from Guatemala

Anonymous
2 years ago

In your eyes Miami hispanics are all the same. An Argentinian Jew is the same as an Salvadoran Indian because they are Hispanics ? Liberals are usually the biggest bigots hiding behind ther liberalism

Miami Hurricane
2 years ago

Read it again.

Homicides aside, much of this is YoY, not cumulative. Miami still was a murder capital in the 80s, so it, in fact, did dramatically increase during the cocaine wars. The Herald and TNM article cite rapes are still trending up.

E.g., if I increase the price of a condo 30% this year, and two years, I try to sell it to you for 18% off, it is still a net increase of 6.7%.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Miami’s local politicians work with ICE to depart the criminal aliens… Republicans have controlled Miami politics for decades, particularly since the 80’s when Reagan and Bush started a new task force to go after foreign cartels operating out of Miami. Do your homework, son.

Anonymous
2 years ago

But I look at the evening news and all I see is crime. Then sports, then weather and then more crime. hmm.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Bad news sells.. stopped watching it.

Anonymous
2 years ago

The crime has moved to Broward.

Justin
2 years ago

No it hasn’t.

Anonymous
2 years ago

don’t watch the news. you aren’t missing anything

Anonymous
2 years ago

Strictly sports and weather for me.

Anonymous
2 years ago

That’s Miami Gardens

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
2 years ago

The vast majority of homicides come from the same areas. Miami as a whole is safe for a large city.

A. Nonymous
2 years ago

If it bleeds, it leads.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Not one high rise in Brickell in that picture. I wonder what Brickell was like in those days.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Coconut Grove in Brickell proper, and West Brickell was like Little Havana as it was once the same neighborhood of Southside until I-95 split it around this time.

Justin
2 years ago

Brickell used to be a neighborhood of fairly large houses.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Bayfront Park looks so much better there, so much more green space

Anonymous
2 years ago

The demolition of all those grand hotels was murder, many of which were on sites which are still parking lots.

Miami Realist
2 years ago

Crime Decreased..? Hmm maybe homicide, but burglaries and assaults is still active in Miami area. Especially in East Little Havana, Wynwwood, Little Haiti, Allapatha, Overtown, Liberty city. Even though it is changing a lot. Most of these areas I mention is gentrifying quickly. The good thing is, there is no gangs in Miami, that was back then in the 80s and 90s. And most of todays crime is not from illegal aliens. It’s mostly born or raise citizens who come from the ghettos of Miami. Look at the news and you will see the majority who they are. As for the person who said crime has move up to Broward County. You are absolutely correct. Thanks to all the investors who are purchasing into the ghettos and getting rid of all the scums of Miami, most thugs ran up north where rent is cheaper.

Anonymous
2 years ago

“Sex offenses was the only category with a significant increase” I wonder what cause that increase, maybe more sex workers coming to the area and being abused are driving those numbers up.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Hmmm. I’d like to see these stats, seems this is benefiting the Visitors Bureau. According to government data, you are more likely to be a victim of a crime in Miami 1 out of 138 people, vs the rest of the state of Fla, with 1 out of 245. This is not based on population or number of people, but rather averages. While I don’t disagree is lowest in a while it still doesn’t compare to other cities where crime rates are much lower. I lived over 30 years in MIA and moved due to the stress of living there.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Illegals don’t commit as much crime as legal residents do.

Dan The Man
2 years ago

The photo from 1967 seems as if the sea level has not changed either. ?

Anonymous
2 years ago

I believe you need scientific data to make such comparison, but now I see a 60’s postcard is all you need….at least you can spell your name.

Justin
2 years ago

What your comment and the picture fail to consider is the majority of emissions released into the atmosphere that are causing sea level rise has occurred since the photo was taken. The Earth is a large positive feedback loop, so sea level rise in the 20th century was fairly limited. Consider that at the dawn of the 20th century, there were no highways full of cars and skies full of aircraft and only a handful of countries were industrialized. Even at the dawn of the 20th century, a lot of sea going vessels were still powered by sail. Since the photo was taken, the world’s population has more than doubled and the usage of fossil fuels has tripled. With the acceleration of the positive feedback loop, we will all start to see sea level rise occur in human time scales. It’s just a matter of time. Since Antarctic ice melt has tripled since 2012 alone, we won’t have to wait very long.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Too sciencey!!!

Anonymous
2 years ago

Ask yourself: What is science? When I ask myself that, I come to the conclusion that science is nothing more than taking data, collecting it, analyzing it and then being able to make truth based on it using peer reviewed consensus. There are laws to science because there is no bending of the truth. Data doesn’t lie. It holds no beliefs or participates in politics. Using what limited data I have from YOU, I am going to create the hypothesis that you are a box of rocks: dead weight pulling the rest of us down.