Via Bearing Arms:
The year 2021 started out with two mass shootings just outside musical venues that left four people dead and 26 injured — a foreboding start that seemed to continue a troubling violent trend from the year before. Then something unexpected happened. Homicides in Miami-Dade County plummeted. Law enforcement leaders attributed it to stepped-up enforcement, a focused effort to get guns off the street and prosecutions. Others pointed to an array of social factors. Whatever the reason, murders throughout Miami-Dade County, with its 2.7 million residents, declined by more than 15 percent compared to the previous year, bucking a national trend in which more than a dozen cities across the U.S. set all-time high murder rates.
In 2021, the Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner’s Office recorded 245 homicides. That’s 45 less than the previous year — a year in which law enforcement attributed much of a 15 percent uptick in homicides to the frustrations of being locked down during the pandemic.
Chicago, with the same population as Miami-Dade, continued its skyrocketing murder trend with more than 800 last year.
To be accurate, there is not a single cause for this “drop” in homicides which actually is a return to the usual low numbers we had prior pandemic. There was no “defund the police” from the local and state governments but probably a bit of the opposite. No Gun Control laws were imposed to “reduce gun violence” nor was the ability of Miamians to defend themselves curtailed in any way, no attempts against Stand Your Ground or Castle Doctrine with the sad and stupid notion that the government knows better what to do when criminals attack you. And there is no doubt that the lack of lockdowns and mandates promoted a life akin to normal with people having almost a regular outlet for their lives.
A simple policy of Freedom has worked wonderfully while Social Liberal paradise of Cook County was almost four time deadlier and probably just about the same violence wise. Maybe that is the reason why politicians from northern latitudes come have a good time in between bouts of being petty dictators where they come from.