Crime Up on Metro System: Report

More Metro riders were attacked, robbed and pickpocketed in 2010 than in any of the past five years, according to a report in the Washington Examiner.

Metro Transit Police reported 2, 279 serious crimes last year, up from 1,274 in 2005, the paper reported.
Seventy-six percent of the robberies were stolen electronic devices. Metro said thieves stole smart phones, iPods, and iPads.
The crimes also included seven rapes and sexual assaults -- that’s more than the other four years combined.
No homicides were reported by Metro.
The top four high crime stations were all in Prince George’s County.  Metro's annual crime report is expected to be presented to the WMATA Board of Directors on Thursday.
The 10 most dangerous stations in 2010, as reported by the Examiner:
  1. New Carrollton
  2. Branch Avenue
  3. Greenbelt
  4. Prince George's Plaza
  5. Gallery Place
  6. Metro Center
  7. L'Enfant Plaza
  8. Southern Avenue
  9. Largo Town Center
  10. Minnesota Avenue
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