Thursday, August 28, 2008

Crime and Transitment

Finally an article that discusses crime and light rail using the facts instead of hysteria.
That has not happened. MetroLink security has not been perfect. But, by any reasonable measure, the system is safe.

Serious crime is rare. According to agency data, there were a total of 14 robberies and 24 assaults at the system's 26 Missouri stations during 2007 — out of 19 million passenger boardings that year. The figures are consistent with national research that shows transit stations are as safe as or safer than the neighborhoods in which they're located.

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