The Great Crime Against America’s Cities: Government Mismanagement (Guest: Miami Mayor Francis Suarez)

Sam Karnick Heartland Institute
Published June 26, 2024
Cities across the United States are experiencing rising crime rates, homelessness, and public disorder, alongside deteriorating infrastructure and a decline in the quality of public services like policing, sanitation, transportation management, and the resolution of abandoned properties. Major cities have been losing population for a decade or more, and now even the suburbs of those urban areas are losing people to more effectively managed cities in better governed states. Miami, Florida, has resisted the trend toward urban decline, enjoying rapid economic growth and record-low crime rates in the 2020s. Miami Mayor Francis Suarez joins Budget & Tax News to discuss the state of America’s cities and the solutions to the nation’s urban problems.