Portland and St. Louis Light Rail Crime is Serious
New York is planning an Anti-Groping Campaign to address the growing major problem with more than 60% of women riders being groped on trains (see earlier article on this site) and two transit agencies have created women-only rail cars. Violence, shoplifting and other crimes are problems associalted with several transit systems as reported below.
Continuing and frequent crimes are being committed on Portland’s Max light rail trains and near stations. The following site has a comprehensive reporting of light rail crimes in Portland.
And, in St. Louis, recent gang attacks, shoplifting and other crimes near train stations have erupted resulting in the question: Is MetroLink rail a vehicle for crime?