Ridership is down, but "part I" crimes--serious crimes, which include aggravated assault, arson, burglary, homicide, larceny, motor vehicle theft, rape and robbery are up nearly 18 percent, according to Metro's latest released crime statistics which compare incidents from January-October 2009 to January-October 2010.
See the chart below:
(The chart is down there. Not sure why there's so much space)
|Motor Vehicle Theft||133||106|
|Attempted Motor Vehicle Theft||69||59|
1,063 of these crimes occurred on the rail, while 628 happened in parking lots.
Part II crimes, which include disorderly conduct, simple assault, vandalism and alcohol/drug offenses, rose 3.5 percent over the same time.
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