We analyze and review Miami Springs crime stats from July 1st through December 31st 2018.
#1 Crime in Miami Springs
The most common and most frequent crime that happens in Miami Springs is theft from a vehicle or vehicular burglary. In the last 6 months of 2018, there were 109 vehicle break-ins reported by the Miami Springs Police Department. Vehicle break-ins account for over two-thirds of all reported crimes in Miami Springs.
While theft from a vehicle is the #1 form of theft in Miami Springs, it was not the only form of theft. General theft including theft from a building, theft of auto accessory, theft from a residential property’s curtilage or exterior (like package theft or theft from a shed), and what the city describes as “theft other” was the 2nd most common crime in the 2nd half of 2018. There were 61 reported criminal incidents of theft accounting for 22% of all crimes during the period.
One wouldn’t think this crime was a big deal in Miami Springs, but it surprised us to find assaults as the 3rd most common crime in Miami Springs with 30 incidents over the last six months or accounting for 11% of the crimes in the area. Assault includes everything from a verbal threat to assault with a deadly weapon. Unfortunately, December had 3 incidents of assault with a deadly weapon.
Breaking and Entering
Breaking and Entering was the 4th most frequent crime reported during the 2nd half of 2018 with 29 cases or 10% of the reported criminal incidents. Fortunately for residents, most breaking and entering tends to be non-residential, but there were 2 residential break-ins during the month of December.
There were 27 reported incidents of stolen cars in Miami Springs from July through December of 2018. Vehicle thefts represent about 10% of all criminal incidents in Miami Springs. December had 5 stolen cars matching the monthly average.
Property crimes are usually classified as criminal mischief and many times involve things like graffiti. During the last 6 months there were 12 incidents averaging about 2 per month.
Over the last 6 months there were only 5 reported criminal incidents involving drugs or less than one per month.
Fortunately, this is not a common crime in Miami Springs with only 2 incidents reported in the last 6 months, but there was a serious incident of rape that occurred on NW 36 street in December. The police are still looking for the suspect.
A robbery is different from a theft. A robbery involves a confrontation where someone uses violence, the threat of violence, coercion, or other means to steal from the victim. There was only one incident of a strong armed robbery within the last six months. It occurred in December on the 3900 block of South River Drive.
December 2018 Crime Stats
Below you’ll find a recap of December’s crime stats including the location.
- 10 incidents along North and South Royal Poinciana Boulevard
- 6 incidents on NW 36 street
- 5 incidents along LeJeune Road / 42nd Avenue
- 4 incidents on South River Drive