It appears that posting the reality of what goes on in Magaluf is a touchy subject on Trip Advisor, with many threads being closed, due to posters not sticking to TA's clear posting guidelines, which includes wording your posts in such a way that ensures no racial profiling occurs.
Whilst the regular holidaymakers, and residents, and contributors to this forum, are well aware of who the culprits of the late night street crimes are, any attempt to identify them results in an across the board tarnishing of *all* of these types of people, some of whom may be plain innocents caught up due to originating from the same area.
For a thread to remain open, please ensure that posts stick to TA's posting guidelines.
The truth of Magaluf is that, during the day, this is a typical Spanish resort, with a drop dead beach, plenty of bars and restaurants, many now refurbed and considered up market, and a young, vibrant feel to the place.
No problems at all.
However, at night, and more specifically after midnight, street crime is a serious problem, mostly muggings.
All I can say is that they are mostly female, and obviously not holidaymakers, due to their attire.
Getting a taxi back to your hotel at night is the repeated advice given by regulars.