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Miami goes without a murder for 7 weeks for 1st time since 1957

MIAMI BEACH, FL - APRIL 24: Aerial views show an empty Miami Beach during coronavirus shutdown on April 24, 2020 in Miami Beach, Florida. COVID-19 has spread to most countries around the world, claiming over 190,000 lives with infections over 2.7 million people. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images)

MIAMI (WISH) — The City of Miami has gone seven weeks without a single murder. The last time the city reported that statistic was in 1957.

The Miami Police Department released the information, saying stay at home orders are playing a role.

According to the Police Chief Jorge Colina, the trend started before social distancing was put in place and lockdowns were in effect.

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

Police say other crimes in the city have also decreased.

CNN Newsource contributed to this report.