There were only 4 homicides on the beach last year; compared to 8 in 2010, a 50% drop.
Total property crimes - burglary, car thefts and larceny - were up almost 10%. In that category, larcenies were up almost 13% over 2010.
One person familiar with Miami Beach crime sums up the stats like this: "In a nut shell overall crime is up due to the thefts component. That's not good. Citizens complain about getting their car broken into and property stolen from the beach...Not HOMICIDES. Its a turd with frosting on top."
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Ltc 065-2012 2011 Annual Part i Uniform Crime Report