Police chief: Crime is down in Coral Gables
The perception that Coral Gables is in the grip of a crime wave is inaccurate, acting police chief Scott Masington told the City Commission on Tuesday.
“Coral Gables is a safe place,” the chief said. He appeared at the request of outgoing commissioners Ralph Cabrera and Maria Anderson, in response to some residents’ concerns that crime, in particular home burglaries, have spiked.
“We want people to come enjoy their experiences here, and they can come to Coral Gables and walk down the streets and know their risks are extremely low,” Masington said.
But the commissioners both expressed alarm after speaking with residents.