Opa Locka is a small town of 16,146 people but 392 violent crimes in 2014, making it the most dangerous city in the Sunshine State. Property crimes are up in commercial burglaries, but motor vehicle theft is down, according to government data. Miami ranked much lower when the number
s of crime s is compared to the population – 4,473 and 421,996, respectively. In Fort Lauderdale – with a population of 174,056 people – 1,345 violent crimes were reported.