Arrests in Miami Gardens
Over the past six years, adult arrests in Miami Gardens have doubled and juvenile arrests have increased 38 percent.
Miami Gardens' spike in murder...
Miami Gardens has the highest murder rate among municipalities in Miami-Dade and Broward counties with populations over 40,000. The city's murder rate has more than doubled since it was incorporated in 2003 and is five-times the U.S. average.
Murders per 100,000 people
...And drop in crime
Miami Gardens' overall crime rate, on the other hand, has been dropping and is 10th-highest among the larger municipalities.
Crimes per 100,000 people
Graphics: Lazaro Gamio and Kara Dapena
Sources: Florida Department of Law Enforcement, FBI CIUS 2012, Miami Gardens police
Note: Violent crimes include murder, forcible rape, robbery and aggravated assault; non-violent crimes include burglary, larceny and motor vehicle theft