There is a crime epidemic in Coral Gables. Last year there were 391 burglaries according to FDLE’s reports. To put that in context, that is more than one burglary per day and around 32 burglaries per month. From 2011 to 2013 there have been 1,564 burglaries in our city. When you compare us to other cities, Coral Gables’ crime statistics are even more scandalous. Our crime rate per 100,000 residents was 4,735. That is higher than Miami Dade (4,051), Hialeah (3,187) and Hialeah Gardens (3,823). The city of Doral, which has a similar population to us, had 196 burglaries last year – half the amount of Coral Gables. It is evident that criminals feel very comfortable cruising through our streets.
Hopefully, you have not been a victim of one of these crimes but you probably have a friend or neighbor who has been. This past week my wife and I joined the unfortunate...Read more