Lockdown Miami Goes Seven Weeks Without a Homicide for First Time Since 1957 | 22 Words

Although the pandemic is terrifying and tragic, there are some positive side effects to everybody being indoors...

Nature is flourishing, air pollution has dramatically reduced, fish are returning to rivers and canals where they haven't been seen in years.

And now Miami has gone the longest time without a homicide in over 60 years!

Keep scrolling to learn more.

The world is currently facing a serious health crisis.

Since December 2019, the outbreak of the virus has brought our world to a standstill.

The world is currently in a mass panic...

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After it was confirmed that the virus had originated from the sale and consumption of wild animals, thoughts turned towards our own furry friends.

Some virus strains are common in certain types of animals...

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But this hasn't stopped the hysteria over our beloved pets catching the virus.

A few months ago, rumors began to spread that cats and dogs could catch the virus...

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And with us humans being as over-protective as we are, people went to extreme lengths to protect their beloved pets.

Some people made makeshift facemasks for their pets...

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And this poor little cat went viral on Twitter after it's anonymous owner did this to the confused feline. Unacceptable, we must say.

But things began to get worse...

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Last month, reports came in that out of panic of catching the virus, owners in China threw their pets from rooftops.

It is important to stay healthy, of course...

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So it has been further recommended to wash hands at all times when around pets and other animals, and to take pets for regular check-ups at the vets.

But there has been an unexpected upside to the pandemic.

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As humans stay indoors and stop consuming and polluting, nature has started to heal. Just look at these fish in a Venice canal!

Swans came back too!

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It was truly amazing to see.

And that's not all.

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Tons of turtles managed to hatch on this beach, undisturbed by human activity.

Even more amusingly?

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In a town in Wales, UK, a bunch of mountain goats came to visit.

Crazy stuff.

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It seems animals are really benefiting from this lockdown.

There was yet another adorable animal return.

Because it involves some seriously adorable squirrels.

As humans in Santa Monica stay indoors ...

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The squirrels have made a triumphant return!

The parks have been deserted.

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Except for these cuties, that is!

When the humans are away ...

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The squirrels can play!

We're obsessed with these pictures.

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Animals can truly enjoy the world now we're indoors.

Even these lambs were spotted on one lockdown sighting.

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A whole bunch of lambs decided to take over a children's playground.

The video is just adorable.

These lambs are our spirit animals.

And there's been another huge benefit to everyone staying inside.

Cody Hill, a California energy company executive, has revealed the notorious Los Angeles smog is finally dissipating - leaving the city with the cleanest air it's had in decades.

He claims, March 2020 has been “one of the best months at least since the 1940s, when there was huge migration as we ramped up aircraft production in the L.A. basin to fight WW2."

Which is truly remarkable stuff. And although this time is scary, it's bringing out the best in some. Scroll on for the Frozen news that'll warm your heart.

And in Miami?

Well there hasn't been a homicide in over seven weeks.

That's the first time since 1957!

A spokesperson said:
We can say that it's due to our police high visibility, attributed with the pandemic and the Stay At Home order.
It's the longest it's been since 1957, when Miami went 9 weeks and three days without a reported homicide.

Brilliant news.

Violent crime and robberies seem to be reducing across the world which is fantastic news.

But sadly.

They're still increasing in Chicago. Chicago’s Tony Raggs, from the Alliance of Local Service Organizations, said:
We're fighting the pandemic and we're fighting the epidemic. The epidemic being violence.
Hopefully one day peace will return.