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3/16/2020



Rail News: Security

BART logs drop in crime rate


BART attributed the crime rate decreases to patrol and ambassador teams on-board trains.
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The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Police Department recorded a 7 percent drop in overall crime for the first two months of 2020 compared with the first two months of 2019. 

BART officials said the decline in the overall crime rate was partly due to a decrease in reported thefts of cellphones. There were 43 snatch-and-run cellphone thefts systemwide in February, marking the lowest monthly total for snatch-and-run electronic item thefts since May 2018, they said in a press release.

The number of violent crimes — homicide, rape, robbery and aggravated assault — were down 16 percent during the first two months of 2020 compared with the same period last year.

BART attributed the crime rate decreases to patrol teams on-board trains and the launch of an ambassador program to increase the presence of uniformed personnel on trains.



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