Crime is mostly down at all Miami Dade College campuses, according to the 2014-15 annual security report released in September.
Burglaries went down from 16 the previous year to four, motor vehicle theft declined from 11 to eight, stalking incidents dropped from 14 to four, and sex offenses dropped from two to zero.
The only categories that saw an increase from the previous year was dating violence, robbery and aggravated assault. Dating violence went from one incident to three, robbery increased from six to seven incidents and aggravated assault jumped from zero cases to three.
In addition, drug abuse violations that resulted in referrals (the violator being sent to the dean of student’s office) increased from 10 to 11, however, drug violations that resulted in arrests went down from nine to seven.
“Miami Dade College is one of the safest [school’s] nationwide and the safety of the students is important to us,” said Pablo Abreu, the public safety chief at MDC-West.
Although motor vehicle thefts went down, six of the eight incidents during the 2014-15 school year happened at North Campus. However, those numbers are somewhat skewed because North Campus is an open campus and it contains 16 parking lots. Most other campuses average from two to four lots.
The public safety chief at North Campus, Victor Moreno, said that his department will be adding more officers, will train staff on various safety courses and has also added two segway’s to their fleet to combat the issue.
Miami Dade College has more than 167,000 students that attend seven campuses and two outreach centers.
To report crime at your campus call:
North Campus 305-237-1100
Kendall Campus 305-237-2100
Wolfson Campus 305-237-3100
Medical Campus 305-237-4100
Homestead Campus 305-237-5100
InterAmerican Campus 305-237-6046
Hialeah Campus 305-237-8701
Meek Center 305-237-1910