Only 76 arrests made at Ultra Music Festival; lowest since 2012
According to Miami police, this year’s Ultra Music Festival was a resounding success. The number of arrests were down from last year, as the 330 officers or so patrolling the streets only apprehended 76 people: the lowest total since 2012. Just a quarter of those arrests were charged with a felony, which was also a lower number than last year’s total. The news comes one year after a security guard was trampled and sent to the hospital in critical condition, which forced the festival to take drastic new security measures.
“Ultra came through and did what they said they were going to do. As a world-class city, we should be able to hold world-class events,” said Miami Commissioner Frank Carollo, who serves as chairman of the Bayfront Park Trust. The positive news is a welcoming sign to the entire electronic music community and may serve as a benchmark for keeping Ultra Music Festival in Miami for many years to come.
Via: Miami Herald