Levine Cava Touts Decrease in gun Violence

Levine Cava Touts Decrease in gun Violence

“In 2021, we acted swiftly and boldly to stem the tide of gun violence in our community.”

Daniel Molina
Daniel Molina
February 1, 2022

Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava took to social media this week to discuss the accomplishments of the Miami-Dade County government, affirming that “our plan is working,” Levine Cava discussed how she has addressed gun violence.

Mayor Levine Cava detailed that “in 2021, we acted swiftly and boldly to stem the tide of gun violence in our community.”

Saying that “the results speak clearly,” she added that “Miami-Dade County has seen the number of shootings cut in half and a 15% reduction in homicides this past year – our plan is working.”

Levine Cava followed by stating that “united, we tackled violence and saved lives.”

This week, the Mayor delivered the 2022 State of the County Address, which discussed a number of concerns that have affected Miami-Dade County such as the COVID-19 pandemic, the tragedy in Surfside and housing among others.

The speech was held virtually at the Greynolds Park boathouse, and she also commented on the pressing matters that are still affecting the County such as transit and the environment among other concerns.

On June 8th, 2021, the County implemented Operation Summer Heat, which was renewed and renamed Operation Community Shield.

The program resulted in “the removal of 1,238 firearms and a dramatic decrease in shootings throughout Miami-Dade County. Moreover, the program also led to a decrease in shootings in other areas including “a 53% decrease in Northside District, a 59% decrease in the Intracoastal District, and a 57% decrease in the South District.”

Levine Cava addressed gun violence as a crisis that Miami-Dade County has faced, and she reaffirmed her commitment to making sure that the County continues to combat gun violence and the COVID-19 pandemic.

A recent poll indicated that Mayor Levine Cava has amassed a high approval rating with only 20% of those polled giving a negative response to her time in office.

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Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina is an award-winning senior reporter based in Miami. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Florida International University. His hobbies include reading, writing, and watching films.

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