Miami Keeps Getting Safer: Homicides, Gun Incidents Drop Sharply In 2021

Homicides and gun incidents in Miami dropped sharply last year, according to Mayor Francis Suarez.

In a social media post, Suarez wrote that the city saw a 25% reduction in homicides for the year, and a 14% reduction in gun related incidents.

Suarez credited increased police funding and low unemployment.

The drop in Miami comes despite a surge in such crimes nationwide. The year 2021 brought the highest homicide rate in decades for cities such as Austin, Portland and Philadelphia.

Miami’s crime likely dropped even faster on a per capita basis, thanks to surging population growth in 2021.

Homicides have been trending downward in Miami for years.

At the beginning of the pandemic in 2020, Miami had a homicide-free stretch that lasted over seven weeks, the longest since 1957.

In 2018, the city had just 51 homicides  – the lowest since 1967, when the population was much smaller.

 

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Anonymous
15 days ago

Just get rid of the homeless on the streets and the ghetto ones in South Beach and Miami will do great!

Azarius
15 days ago

Only ppl think South Beach is a zoo are the ones that only see it from the Point of the News! Get outside!

Anonymous
15 days ago

Are you crazy?.. going anywhere means he may have to actually mingle with people.

Nope, he prefers to just sit in his easy chair and watch TV.

Anonymous
15 days ago

I live in South Beach so I do get outside and lately it’s been crazy ghetto, not what it used to be

J.M.
15 days ago

I live in South Beach too and apart from Ocean Drive and a few blocks on Washington, SoBe is mostly safe. I do agree though that a certain ghetto element has been creeping into the city the past few years. Our mayor Gelber has no spine though. Can we trade him for Suarez?

Anonymous
15 days ago

laughing at the idea that Suarez has a spine :p

Anonymous
15 days ago

And a very stiff one too

Anonymous
14 days ago

He is a MAJOR SUCK UP!

Anonymous
15 days ago

Miami Beach used to be called “God’s waiting room” and later it became a Cocaine party town when the smugglers, cocaine cowboys and drug lords moved in, and a place known for it’s huge gay population;
(think Ms Doubtfire).

That’s what it used to be.

Anonymous
15 days ago

And so what? Was this a history lesson or an opinion that you never really expressed?

Anonymous
15 days ago

Before Miami Beach was called “God’s Waiting Room,” it was the “American Riviera.” A lot of work done in the past thirty years to restore it has unfortunately been reversed in the past few years.

Anonymous
14 days ago

I think you mean the Birdcage…

Anonymous
14 days ago

“The Birdcage” was the name of the movie, I was pointing out one of the characters for an example.

Anonymous
14 days ago

Same actor, different films. You’re thinking Robin Williams as Armand Goldman in The Birdcage, not Robin Williams as Daniel Hillard, who dresses up as Mrs. Doubtfire in…. Mrs. Doubtfire. Unless you think Daniel Hillard dressed as Mrs. Doubtfire because he’s gay? He dressed up as Mrs. Doubtfire to spend time with his kids after his wife asked for a divorce.

Anonymous
14 days ago

Are you kidding me? Live in Brickell and we used to go to SoBe every weekend for a jog and volleyball in the mornings and some weekdays for a walk in the evenings, but after 2 incidents with the ghetto and the constant offer of drugs, we stopped. It’s not worth the risk.

PirataDeCulo
15 days ago

Homeless people aren’t murdering people

Anonymous
15 days ago

They actually are and they are creating the unsafe environment for crime to thrive

PirataDeCulo
15 days ago

Your source?

J.M.
15 days ago

And where’s your source on homeless people not murdering anyone? A kid from Miami was literally murdered by a homeless man a few weeks ago.

J.M.
15 days ago

They are harassing people and bringing down the overall quality of life though…

Anonymous
15 days ago

Those is great news regardless of who you vote for. Miami is growing up and fast!

The 5th Golden Girl
15 days ago

On Monday, the new Manhattan, New York District Attorney, Alvin Bragg, released a memo in which he stated the city would no longer seek prison sentences for crimes except for homicides, assaults resulting in serious injury, domestic violence felonies, sex offenses, public corruption, and “major economic crimes.” When asked by reporters whether someone like Bragg, who wanted to bar prosecutors from seeking sentences of life without parole, could be on “Team Public Safety,” New York City mayor Eric Adams replied, “Yes, you can Bragg said the city would not prosecute marijuana misdemeanors, refusing to pay the fare for public transportation, trespass unless the trespass were a family offense, any violation, traffic infraction, or other non-criminal offense not accompanied by a misdemeanor or felony, resisting arrest, (except for the act of resisting arrest for any crime not included on the declination list), or prostitution.

On Tuesday, New York City mayor Eric Adams was asked, “You said earlier today that Alvin Bragg is on Team Public Safety. Since his memo bars prosecutors from seeking sentences of life without parole, if you can’t seek a sentence of life without parole, can you be on Team Public Safety?”

“Yes, you can,” Adams stated. “I like Alvin; I believe he’s a former prosecutor un the U.S. Attorney’s office. He was a great prosecutor; I believe that he’s going to be a good district attorney, and I’m going to sit down and have a conversation with him as we build out what we need to do around public safety so that we’re all on the same page. And so I think that he’s focused on doing that and I think he’s on Team Public Safety. Team Public Safety is not only handcuffs; Team Public Safety is also ending the pipeline that turns people into career criminals based on certain actions. And I want to understand what he’s doing and I’m looking forward to sitting down and speaking with him.”

And this is why New York has more crimes !!! Same in Chicago, San Francisco Seattle Portland and LA!!

Liberals running their cities 🌆😛!!!

PirataDeCulo
15 days ago

You realize that Miami has a higher crime rate than New York, San Francisco, Seattle, and Portland

The 5th Golden Girl
15 days ago

So what’s the point of this article and the numbers !!! 😉

Anonymous
15 days ago

Not homicides and gun crime.

True, Miani leads the nation in turning without a turn signal, but no one in Miami would suckerpunch Rick Moranis.

Anonymous
14 days ago

PirataDeCulo, you full of shit. Each one of those cities have higher crime rates, especially NY, Seattle and San Francisco than Miami.

PirataDeCulo
14 days ago

I’m sorry you don’t like to accept facts. Just like the Republican party……which has dissinigrated to a facsit coup attempting anti-democratic mess.

Anonymous
14 days ago

lol…

Anonymous
15 days ago

Keep Miami Republican. Keep Florida Republic.

PirataDeCulo
15 days ago

Republicans = Terrorists

PirataDeCulo
15 days ago

Keep peddling the big election lie, insurrection/domestic terrorism

The 5th Golden Girl
15 days ago

Tomorrow the media will talk about January 6th all day instead of talking about the increase in crime, inflation, teachers Unions forcing kids to stay home, the border crisis, the inflation, gas price and all the problems we have since the senile vegetable got the White House!!😐
Btw where is the Congress Committee to investigate the 80 people killed during BLM riots and the Federal and private property destroyed in 2020? 😛… oh! I remember is ok to destroy and kill if it’s for social justice and it’s ok to be racist if you’re not white!!!🤗🙄

Anonymous
15 days ago

Haha.. another member of the “Law and Order Party.”

Anonymous
15 days ago

Haha… the “Law and Order Party” that isn’t presiding over cities with crime spikes. IKR!

Anonymous
15 days ago

Haha.. the “Law and Order Party.” That means as long as they make the Laws and say what Order they’ll be in.

Anonymous
13 days ago

Yeah, and probably a tax cheat as well. Patriot.

Rose Nylund
15 days ago

Rolling in my grave

Anonymous
15 days ago

But, but Benghazi!!!

Anonymous
14 days ago

Liz Cheney has bigger balls than most of the men in the republican party.

Anonymous
15 days ago

Wow is it really that easy to convince you to hate your fellow citizens? Do you ever critically think about anything or do you just believe 100% of what you hear 100% of the time without ever questioning it? Probably the latter, obviously.

Sad.

PirataDeCulo
15 days ago

Yeah it’s pretty easy when you have facts behind you and not conspiracy theories from Q’ANON and Putin before our own national intelligence. Hope all the traitors rot in jail.

Connor
15 days ago

All i’m gonna say is the democrats believe enough of their own conspiracy theories. Don’t throw stones in a glass house. Thats all im saying

PirataDeCulo
15 days ago

A coup attempt by the former corrupt president and his followers are pretty hard to follow.

Anonymous
15 days ago

Nooooo… that was ANTIFA!

lol…

Anonymous
15 days ago

Do you even know the definition of coup or insurrection? I didn’t know Bad Orange Man was in cahoots with Viking Hat and the guy who put his feet on Peloshit’s desk.

Anonymous
15 days ago

^
Bad Orange Man also couldn’t prove his case in many courts that the Democrats stole the presidential election from him.

Anonymous
15 days ago

Rather than overthrowing dictators for other dictators, our national intelligence is busy writing guidelines to not misgender employees and hurt the environment, while Brandon grants Putin waivers on gas line expansions effectively making Russia a monopoly in the region, screws up the Afghanistan withdrawal, and won’t do a thing when Russia invades Ukraine.

Anonymous
13 days ago

^
Look, Putin’s a good guy.. he said he would loan me some money!

– Donald Trump

The 5th Golden Girl
15 days ago

PirataDeCulo! You deserved that name !! At least when Republicans throw drones, they kill terrorists not innocent bystanders and children’s

PirataDeCulo
15 days ago

So army generals have parties? Also read some history.

The 5th Golden Girl
15 days ago

U.S. troops stationed at a military base in Iraq were attacked on Wednesday with a barrage of Katyusha rockets that landed inside the base.🤗 Nothing like this happened under Trump. These terrorist countries were afraid. Now with the imbecile in charge, every country is just going to have their way with us.
So imbecile joe, what’s your move? Oh, that’s right, you only want to talk about “happy things!”😛 Iran’s present for giving them 150 billion in cash on pallets while most people were sleeping. Oh, they do that with illegals too. Democrat’s are the kkk and the racist party.

PirataDeCulo
15 days ago

Nuts

Anonymous
15 days ago

Um, Trump already talked to the Taliban about his time frame for pulling troops of Afghan.

“Democrat’s are the kkk and the racist party.”

Haha.. try as you might but you can’t run and hide from the chaos we saw on Jan 6, 2021 at the Capitol building in Wa DC. Remember, the whole world saw it. I know it hurts.. just like that man whose wife died following you Republican numbskulls, he is also hurting.

Oh, I almost forgot. The KKK wholeheartedly back the Republican party.

Anonymous
15 days ago

The. KKK was created by the democrat party and 67% of democrats voted against the abolishment of slavery

Anonymous
15 days ago

need to go back and read some history my friend. The republican and democratic parties have flipped– democrats (dixiecrats) were conservative and republicans were northern liberals. Let’s not play games

Anonymous
15 days ago

False. The two major political parties were split not by modern-day equivalent conservative versus liberal ideology, but regionalism and state rights versus federal. You had left-wing and right-wing factions in both parties. It didn’t become polarized until after WWII, mainly as a result of FDR and JFK/LBJ.

Anonymous
15 days ago

Wrong.
The Whigs and Democrats were the major parties until the GOP, at odds with the Whigs on slavery, started their own party.
The second man to run as a Republican for POTUS, was Abraham Lincoln. He won.
A Democrat assassinated Lincoln because he, and nearly all Southern Democrats, were pro-slavery.

Anonymous
15 days ago

And now Republicans are the KKK and love slavery😂

Anonymous
15 days ago

Muh January 6th! What does that even have to do with the KKK? It was a riot breaking off from legitimately peaceful demonstrations about election integrity, something Democraps were moaning about for four years claiming Russia hacked the election yet want to silence any concern about 2020. They did nothing to stop supposed collusion from happening again, in fact made it easier to cheat, and moan about stuff like voter ID being Jim Crow 2.0.

Anonymous
15 days ago

“It was a riot breaking off from legitimately peaceful demonstrations about election integrity”

Lol… you righties will make up any excuse to justify and absolve in your minds your actions on Jan 6, 2021 in the nation’s Capitol building in Wa DC.

Anonymous
15 days ago

Meanwhile, the MH just reported recently that Miami has recorded it’s highest Covid 19 increase ever!

Thanks DeSantis and the rest of you Republicans.

Connor
15 days ago

Miami is like 93% vaccinated according to the New York Times

MPH
15 days ago

The Florida DOH shows 79.7% of all county residents aged 5 and older are fully vaccinated.

Additionally, the vaccines were created for Alpha, not Omicron. Efficacy is known to be down because of how different Omicron is from Alpha. Regardless if it’s 79.7% or 93% vaccinated, these vaccines are less effective against Omicron, so record infection numbers are to be expected. Unlike Alpha, we aren’t locked down, and there are no mask mandates to slow the spread. Omicron is also insanely more contagious than Alpha. Alpha had an R0 of 2•5, Delta’s R0 was 7, and Omicron’s R0 is estimated to be 10.

According to the January 3rd report from the FL DOH, for Miami-Dade, 68% of COVID hospitalizations are unvaccinated. The remaining are 29% vaccinated and 3% boosted. So while the vaccines are less effective at preventing infection overall, as of now, they’re still good at keeping you out of the hospital. At least in Miami-Dade as of January 3.

The 5th Golden Girl
15 days ago

Biden in his campaign said …. I will get the pandemic under control … now he has more people death under his tenure than Trump .. even with vaccines and therapies!!
For all that wanted Trump to be blamed by the 2020 Covid deaths… are they blaming The Vegetable in the White House for the same ???? 🙄😊

Dorothy Zbornak
15 days ago

Kinda hard to keep it under control when a critical mass of people like you refuse to get vaccinated

Anonymous
15 days ago

Never in my lifetime have I seen a drug’s shortcomings blamed on the people who DO NOT take the drug.

Anonymous
15 days ago

^
Haha… in 2020 at a meeting of Republicans in the White House President Donald Trump said, without evidence, that the coronavirus “is going to go away without a vaccine.”

lol…

Anonymous
15 days ago

And what does that matter?

In the immortal words of Oprah – “you get covid, and you get covid, and you get covid, and you etc, etc, etc, etc… “

Anonymous
15 days ago

So has the whole country. Thanks Biden and the rest of you Dems.

Anonymous
15 days ago

^
You welcome you non-mask wearing Repub.

J.M.
15 days ago

Covid increases doesn’t mean hospitalizations or death. Calm down. Are you always this dramatic?

The 5th Golden Girl
15 days ago

More cases of a variant that has lower and minimal morbidity and mortality and creates more inmune response ( Omicron)
People stop using politicians opinion and read about science !!!!!

P.s
Read Medical journals
Be informed 😉

Anonymous
15 days ago

^
In the beginning, Repubs didn’t believe anything the doctors or the scientist said about the covid pandemic or the wearing of masks, and then they made up their on medicine to vaccine themselves.

Now some of these same Repubs are “experts” about the disease… smdh.

Anonymous
15 days ago

So did NYC, but that didn’t stop democrat darling Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez from enjoying beautiful Miami sunshine and freedom, thanks to our republic leadership!

Anonymous
15 days ago

^
Haha.. did you forget how embarrassed Ted Cruz was when the media reported how he ran to Mexico during the power outages in Texas?

Anonymous
15 days ago

The vacation was planned before the event, although he should have canceled. Still, at least he apologized and didn’t make a million excuses.

Anonymous
15 days ago

^
You sound like Fox News.. you know, the “we’ll decide for you what you heard and how you should think about it channel?

Anonymous
14 days ago

CNN and MSNBC ratings have drop like a rock in water. Even some of the brainwashed democrats don’t believe what they report. They are failing their audience.

Anonymous
14 days ago

^
You have to laugh when you see on TV republican host straightening out another republican host on the BS he/she said on Fox.

Anonymous
14 days ago

^
Brainwash this.. Biden won, Trump lost.

Anonymous
15 days ago

Yes, thank you for not shutting everything down and sourcing monoclonal antibodies from your own coffers after Brandon rationed them when there was no shortage, something literally putting blood on his hands.

Anonymous
15 days ago

Bro, the monoclonal antibodies don’t work on omicron. That’s why they weren’t given out. Why give people a drug that doesn’t work? It was effective for delta, but not omicron.

Anonymous
14 days ago

Love all the anti-vaxxers who refuse the vaccine but have no problem taking the monoclonal antibodies once they get sick

Anonymous
15 days ago

Florida has 0.14 COVID deaths per 100,000 today.
New york is 3.5x worse.

0 14 per 100k is the same number as July 2020

0.14 is far, far, far. from the peak.

Anonymous
15 days ago

Oh here we go lol.

Anonymous
15 days ago

I agree. If it up to these democrats they would have it looking like venice beach right now. They have no morals or standards. Crime never gets punished with democrats and this is coming from someone who doesn’t identify with either party.

DWTWNR
15 days ago

Lmao Bill Clinton literally pushed forward the 1994 Crime Bill which has exacerbated the prison population explosion that began under Reagan. Obama and Biden are no different.

Anonymous
15 days ago

Miami is NOT Republican! Why don’t you go to Daily Plaza in Dallas and wait fo the second coming of JFK JR, and shut the f–k up!

Anonymous
13 days ago

Miami is NOT Republican?!

Anonymous
15 days ago

Whose data? Just stand at the valet in Panorama Tower and you’re bound to see violence and guns.

Jesus
15 days ago

Great news. I like the road we’re on. I hope we don’t take a wrong turn.

Anonymous
15 days ago

Crime rates go up and down. Meanwhile, Miami’s crime rate is just in a lull.

Anonymous
15 days ago

Don’t let democrats get in power. They’ll never punish any crimes. Look at how dangerous california is.

Anonymous
15 days ago

^
Yeah.. repulicans sure don’t want to be punished for the crimes they committed when they stormed the Capitol building in Wa DC on Jan 6 2021.

Anonymous
15 days ago

Thank you Donald Trump and Joe Biden! lol

Anonymous
15 days ago

Thank you Jesus and Santa Claus

Anonymous
15 days ago

^^same thing, different outfits

Anonymous
15 days ago

ghey

Anonymous
15 days ago

One would not know this , given the daily killings on I-95 and Miami Beach, as portrayed by the evening news. Some one is lying.

Anonymous
15 days ago

*City of Miami, not metro Miami-Dade. Miami Beach and all other outlying areas may have different statistics.

DWNTWNR
15 days ago

Does I-95 not pass through the City of Miami? Pretty sure I look at it from my condo downtown everyday.

The 5th Golden Girl
15 days ago

Use statistics, Chicago more than 750 killings last year. !including children!! Don’t complain for few incidents in I-95!!😛😂

Anonymous
15 days ago

Something tells me the girls would not have let you eat cheesecake with them on the lanai.

The 5th Golden Girl
15 days ago

Sure! The other four were hard core Hollywood liberals !!! 😉

Anonymous
14 days ago

^
That means they can think.

Anonymous
15 days ago

These killings are done by lawless democrats

Anonymous
14 days ago

^
Yeah.. republicans just walk around with hangman nooses looking for their vice president to hang.

Anonymous
15 days ago

This is good news, regardless of any other issue people want to bring in.

Anonymous
15 days ago

I would march on the street FOR gentrification if I could. I’m very glad to see a positive change in the city from the rock bottom that it was in the 70s and 80s. Good job Miami

Anonymous
13 days ago

2018 stats. So, we’re just 4 years behind on paperwork. Go Miami PD!

Anonymous
7 days ago

Miami had 245 murders more then most us city but it’s getting safer, really.

Anonymous
15 days ago

Yes, but south Florida can’t take that many refugees from blue states. In the words of Dr. Savich, “Liberalism is a mental disorder” and they’ll move here and vote for the same blue cr@p they ran away from

The 5th Golden Girl
15 days ago

The good news is that there’s more people registered Republican this last year than Democrats… 25,000 difference.. we are turning from purple in to a red state!! Go DeSantis!! 😛

DWTWNR
15 days ago

It’s not because there are more Republicans than Democrats. It’s because the state purged nearly 190,000 Democratic voters from the rolls versus only 51,000 Republican voters.

Anonymous
15 days ago

Most blue state refugees still lean Republican. Still, always good to be concerned and look at voter turnout.

Anonymous
15 days ago

Don’t worry, I, DeSantis, will save the day!

First, I’ll pass legislation that says you can’t block traffic when you protest anything… (but we really know who that’ll pertain to.. wink ><).

Second, I'll open up the flood gates so that Covid can spread faster and much greater and then beat my chest while these clueless repubs talk like I did something great.

Trump taught me well.

Anonymous
15 days ago

It seems that you’re one of those liberals brain washed by liberal narrative news — go back to NY please, asap

Anonymous
15 days ago

^
Like Forrest Gump said – “RUN CON RUNNNN!!!!… ”

lol…

Anonymous
15 days ago

What are these “flood gates” you speak of? Not locking everyone down and going against mandating something that is ineffective against Omicron?

The only opened flood gates is Brandon’s disregard of our borders and immigration laws, not mandating the vaccine for illegals, many whom have even worse diseases than COVID.

Anonymous
15 days ago

“Flood gates?” You mean at the border?

Anonymous
14 days ago

^
Haha.. Donald Trump got sued by illegals in NYC because he wouldn’t pay them what he promised for the work they did on one of his highrises in NYC.

Anonymous
15 days ago

FOR THE LOVE OF GOD NEVER STOP VOTING REPUBLICAN

Anonymous
14 days ago

Yeah.. keep the “Romper Room” comedy show going.