As one of the largest cities in Florida in terms of population, Miami is no stranger to crime. In fact, according to statistics compiled by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), Miami-Dade County tops the list in terms of arrests, with more than 44,000 total arrests every year. Some involve minor misdemeanors, such as shoplifting, public intoxication, and disorderly conduct. However, many individuals are arrested for serious, violent crimes, including murder, aggravated assault, rape, and aggravated robbery.
You can take extra precautions to protect yourself, such as not walking alone at night and being alert about your surroundings. Still, there are places where you expect a certain level of safety, such as stores, restaurants, and other businesses. Owners have a duty to maintain safe premises, which may include implementing security measures in the presence of criminal activity. Unfortunately, some shirk their legal duty by ignoring crime. A Miami crime victims lawyer can advise you on legal options if a business owner failed to act in light of the following.
Reports of Criminal Activity