Wednesday, February 10, 2010

2009 Most Dangerous Stations


The top 10 stations for Part 1 crimes.
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15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hmm, guess now I can brag about using the third most dangerous station!

Any lawyers wanna explain the difference between larceny and robbery?

Springmoon said...

I can easily see how New Carrollton is at the top of this list, with the way the parking situation is laid out there and no one to help you if you get in trouble -- least of all the station managers. In addition, the elevators at the parking tower are ALWAYS out; usually only one of them is operational at night (two if you're really lucky).

Anonymous said...

Methinks larceny is getting your car broken into, while robbery is getting stuck up with a gun or knife.

J.C. said...

IANAL but larceny is just taking stuff (e.g. pick pocketing, opportunity theft &c) while robbery is theft by violence, threat of violence or intimidation.

Anonymous said...

Shouldn't these crimes be weighted somehow? I for one wouldn't mind my insured auto being stolen as much as an aggrevated assault. Is that weird?

Jack Mehoff said...

And my wife wonders why I don't like when she goes to Gallery Place by herself...

Lily said...

Wow Shady Grove. That's a surprise for me. but I never go there.

Anonymous said...

P.G. Country represeeeeeeeeeeeeeent!

Oh, wait...

Anonymous said...

PG County, Bitch!
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Anonymous said...

Great reminder of why I live in Virginia

Anonymous said...

It is interesting that a law and order state like Virginia actually seems to have law enforcement and order at it's metro stops...

Kim said...

Honestly I'm surprised that Franconia-Springfield isn't on that list. There's a huge area of brush and lack of lighting as you walk out of the station plus it's near Springfield Mall, which is pretty unsafe in itself. My mom metroed out there and the station manager (shocker that the were actually working, I know) warned her not to walk up to the mall.

Golden Silence said...

I'm surprised Rhode Island Avenue isn't higher on that list. When I lived over there and had to use that Metro, it was like walking through a gauntlet. Nothing but men hanging out over there harassing women, kids causing trouble and others up to no good.

Anonymous said...

"Dangerous" appears to be realitive. College park is number three, but has only had four violent crimes in a year. Also, not all robberies are really "violent," since if I am standing next to the door of a train and suddenly find I no longer own an ipod, because somebody just snatched it out of my hand - that is a robbery, too. I am sure there are armed robberies, but not all robberies involve weapons - just taking property from a person by "force." The risk that my car is going to get broken into will effect my decision to park somewhere and it would truly cheese me off it somebody messed with my ride, but I would not be in "danger." Some of the "less dangerous" stations have much higher violent crime.

Anonymous said...

Surprise that most are in PG county? i think no.

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