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Miami was murder-free for 7 weeks for first time since 1957

No homicides from Feb. 17 to April 12
City of Miami orders residents to shelter in place to prevent spread of coronavirus
Posted at 11:34 AM, Apr 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-27 11:37:28-04

MIAMI — (CNN) - For the first time since 1957, the city of Miami went at least seven weeks without a homicide.

The Miami Police Department released the statistics.

While stay at home orders are playing a role, the police chief says the trend started in mid-February before social distancing was put in place.

The city did not report a homicide from Feb. 17 to April 12.

Miami police say other crimes have also decreased in the city.