Ultra Music Festival is a massive electronic music festival featuring a slew of international DJs. It takes place every year in Miami, Florida. This year Ultra featured big names such as Afrojack, Armin Van Buuren, David Guetta, Kygo, Tiesto, and Zed’s Dead.
Usually, the event coincides with an uptick in malevolent behavior and police arrests. However, the number of arrests and medical transports hit a record low in 2022.
Only 15 people were arrested this year, and most were drug-related, and not due to violence. Miami Fire Rescue said they treated 100 people, all for non-life-threatening injuries. Not bad considering there were over 50,000 daily attendees. Miami Police had mentioned that they added more security, but nobody expected such a big drop after 2 years of restlessness.
The local government and police are considering it a success. It is always good to have such low crime numbers at such a large-scale event. Here’s hoping that the non-violence continues.