How safe is Miami, FL?

Although the region is much safer than it was in the 1970s and '80s, Miami is still affected by crime, as its violent and property crime rates are higher than the national averages.

Crime Index

Index Score: 6.4 /10

How we calculate this.


Miami has a higher crime rate than similarly sized metro areas.

Crime Rate 2017

Crime rate is the number of crimes committed per 100,000 people.
Miami, FL

458.2

Higher than average crime
Metro areas similar to Miami
Chicago, IL

326.0

Lower than average crime
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

369.0

Lower than average crime
Houston, TX

593.0

Higher than average crime
Miami, FL

3076.4

Higher than average crime
Metro areas similar to Miami
Chicago, IL

1979.0

Lower than average crime
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

1357.0

Lower than average crime
Houston, TX

1481.0

Lower than average crime

Violent Crime Rate Over Time

Data sourced from the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Report.