Articles claim that Miami has the lowest homicide rate since 1967, with only 51 murders in 2018 and 59 in 2017. The article claims a 16 percent drop in homicides county wide.

At the same time, FDLE claims that there were 188 homicides in Miami-Dade county in 2017.

We are being told that violent crime is on the rise, but then see conflicting numbers. Are there games being played with the numbers, or am I missing something?

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BC · February 25, 2019 at 10:42 am

Rate is typically murders per 100,000 people. Total number of murders is total number of murders regardless of how many people are there.

If the population has increased enough, you could double the number of murders but still reduce the murder rate.

Miguel GFZ · February 25, 2019 at 2:03 pm

City of Miami is one small part of the county. I'll make a post over my blog

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