Miami Beach's Urban Beach Weekend Ends With Way Fewer Arrests

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    Miami Beach Police said arrests are much lower for Urban Beach Weekend 2014 as compared to last year. (Published Monday, May 26, 2014)

    Miami Beach's Urban Beach Weekend ended with nearly 200 fewer arrests than last year, police officials said Tuesday.

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    A total of 225 arrests were made during the event, which began Thursday and ended on Memorial Day. Of those arrests, 51 were for felonies, according to the numbers released by Miami Beach Police Tuesday. Last year, 414 arrests were made, including 73 felonies.

    Most of the 2014 arrests were for assaults, batteries, and drugs, police said.

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