September saw a significant drop in reported criminal incidents in Miami Springs. The month of September saw a 22% drop in reported criminal incidents compared to the prior month of August. September 2019 also saw a 30% drop in reported criminal incidents compared to September of last year. That’s a drop from 50 criminal incidents reported a year ago to just 35 last month.
You can see in the chart below that we had an unexpected spike in July, but then a drop in August with another big drop in September.
While the overall reported criminal incidents were down, assaults were up 50% compared to last year and compared to the prior month with 6 reported incidents.
Simple Assault / Battery
There were 4 cases of Simple Assault/Battery. Two incidents occurred on the 4700 block of NW 36th Street. One incident occurred on the 500 block of East Drive. One incident occurred along the 3700 block of LeJeune Road.
Assault w/ a Deadly Weapon
There was one incident of assault with a deadly weapon, that happened at the same 4700 block of NW 36th Street that had 2 cases of Simple Assault and Battery. Each incident occurred on separate dates. As a reference, the 4700 block of NW 36th Street is where the Days Inn is located.
BREAKING & ENTERING
We’re very happy to share that there were NO incidents of Breaking & Entering during the month of September 2019. In August, there were 3 incidents. And in September of last year there were 4 incidents.
We’re grateful to the Miami Springs Police Department’s efforts to protect our community and keep our city safe.
Again, we’re happy to share that there were no reported robberies during the month of September. Let’s keep it that way.
Vehicle burglaries dropped 21% compared to the prior month and 48% compared to last year. We’re pleasantly surprised to see just (1) vehicle burglary along NW 36th Street. There were (3) vehicle burglaries along LeJeune Road, (2) vehicle burglaries along the 600 block of DeSoto , (1) vehicle burglary along the 500 block of Mokena, (1) vehicle burglary along the 500 block of DeLeon Drive, (1) vehicle burglary along the 400 block of LaVilla Drive, (1) vehicle burglary along the 600 block of Nightingale Avenue, and (1) vehicle burglary along the 1200 block of Falcon Avenue.
The good news is that Miami Springs Police were able to make an arrest last month after sharing surveillance video that showed a suspect allegedly burglarizing a vehicle along LaVilla.
Thefts had reached a peak during the month of August with 16 reported incidents. It dropped to 14 incidents in September which matches the number of incidents we had in September of last year. However, it’s still higher than the 15 month average of 11 incidents per month. The thefts included (1) incident of Burglary Curtilage, (1) incident of Theft from Building, and (2) incidents of Theft of Auto Accessory. The other (10) incidents were classified as “Theft Other.”
Half of the (10) “Theft Other” incidents were recorded along NW 36th Street. There were also (2) incidents along Curtiss Parkway, (1) along Pinecrest, (1) along East Drive, and (1) along South Royal Poinciana Boulevard.
There were 4 reported cases of stolen vehicles during the month of September which is about the average number we see each month. That’s down from the 5 reported incidents last year and 5 reported stolen vehicles last year.
MAP OF INCIDENTS