Miami has enjoyed extremely low homicide rates and gun violence in the last few years, and it is dropping even further in 2023, according to the Herald.
The reduction in crime comes even as Miami’s population is surging, making the drop even bigger on a per capita basis.
From the beginning of the year through early March 2023, there have been just just four homicides and ten people shot in the entire city, the report said.
By comparison, at this time last year there had been 34 people shot (but last year was still one of the safest in decades).
In the past two years, there have been 97 combined homicides – less than 50 per year each year, and the lowest since 1964.
One big difference from 1964 – Miami has at least 100,000 more residents now than it did then, making the per-capita drop much more significant.
The Herald noted that in the 1980s, there were nearly 300 annual homicides in the city.