Table 2-34. Reports of Violent Crime, Property Crime, and Arrests by Transit Mode

Table 2-34. Reports of Violent Crime, Property Crime, and Arrests by Transit Mode

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  1995 1996 1997 1998
REPORTED OFFENSES       
VIOLENT CRIME       
Homicidea 19 20 19 51
Motor bus 8 9 6 40
Commuter rail 1 1 4 1
Demand responsive 0 0 0 0
Heavy rail 8 9 8 6
Light rail 2 1 1 4
Otherb 0 0 0 0
Forcible rapec29 38 31 47
Motor bus 11 13 10 16
Commuter rail 5 4 7 1
Demand responsive 0 0 2 4
Heavy rail 13 19 8 24
Light rail 0 2 4 2
Otherb 0 0 0 0
Robberyd2,811 4,563 4,760 3,684
Motor bus 909 871 870 605
Commuter rail 181 242 187 133
Demand responsive 1 3 0 1
Heavy rail 1,490 3,164 3,394 2,686
Light rail 181 238 222 220
Otherb 49 45 87 39
Aggravated assaulte2,701 3,084 3,105 2,314
Motor bus 1,941 1,677 1,294 1,186
Commuter rail 133 69 92 80
Demand responsive 6 13 13 13
Heavy rail 437 1,074 1,051 837
Light rail 157 199 143 170
Otherb 27 52 512 28
PROPERTY CRIME        
Theftf 10,596 13,238 14,486 11,830
Motor bus 2,738 3,408 2,920 2,327
Commuter rail 2,238 2,262 2,345 2,021
Demand responsive 2 8 40 15
Heavy rail 4,625 6,794 8,321 6,807
Light rail 451 609 479 496
Otherb 542 157 381 164
Vehicle theftg 2,182 2,261 2,276 2,225
Motor bus 263 306 198 208
Commuter rail 253 125 262 470
Demand responsive 0 1 3 9
Heavy rail 1,536 1,694 1,630 1,234
Light rail 128 135 179 273
Otherb 2 0 4 31
Burglaryh 1,759 1,650 1,757 491
Motor bus 156 104 94 75
Commuter rail 178 177 260 217
Demand responsive 2 0 4 3
Heavy rail 1,367 1,278 1,343 110
Light rail 43 78 48 70
Otherb 13 13 8 16
Arsoni 63 96 75 60
Motor bus 29 67 33 21
Commuter rail 14 1 21 10
Demand responsive 0 0 0 0
Heavy rail 14 22 16 27
Light rail 6 6 5 2
Otherb 0 0 0 0
ARRESTS        
Other assaultsj 2,991 3,088 2,697 2,787
Motor bus 1,896 1,571 1,439 1,400
Commuter rail 144 106 140 122
Demand responsive 4 0 16 3
Heavy rail 645 932 881 898
Light rail 181 330 195 282
Otherb 121 149 26 82
Vandalismk 17,228 8,627 9,539 6,571
Motor bus 13,343 6,167 5,262 3,656
Commuter rail 1,071 309 659 778
Demand responsive 12 17 8 10
Heavy rail 1,157 1,339 1,128 1,067
Light rail 1,505 609 2,084 947
Otherb 140 186 398 113
Sex offensesl 664 803 1,047 962
Motor bus 242 260 363 258
Commuter rail 100 41 82 91
Demand responsive 5 0 6 2
Heavy rail 249 430 517 541
Light rail 59 71 79 68
Otherb 9 1 0 2
Drug abuse violationsm 2,578 3,944 4,355 3,792
Motor bus 1,037 2,122 1,970 1,414
Commuter rail 303 393 477 495
Demand responsive 1 0 15 21
Heavy rail 1,078 1,130 1,530 1,550
Light rail 151 298 336 271
Otherb 8 1 27 41
Driving under the influencen466 129 205 176
Motor bus 91 82 101 101
Commuter rail 26 21 22 21
Demand responsive 0 0 1 4
Heavy rail 52 8 22 21
Light rail 292 16 31 21
Otherb 5 2 28 8
Drunkenesso 10,479 6,921 8,632 12,643
Motor bus 6,457 3,936 5,346 3,046
Commuter rail 71 23 226 156
Demand responsive 2 2 46 34
Heavy rail 1,511 1,617 1,601 7,340
Light rail 2,255 1,305 1,258 1,844
Otherb 183 38 155 223
Disorderly conductp 22,206 26,178 25,325 15,897
Motor bus 4,681 5,025 6,978 4,521
Commuter rail 810 1,085 1,399 1,525
Demand responsive 5 8 47 5
Heavy rail 15,258 19,183 15,309 8,227
Light rail 1,164 800 1,177 1,408
Otherb 288 77 415 211
Trespassingq 3,362 3,497 7,444 6,049
Motor bus 928 604 1,225 1,283
Commuter rail 845 674 4,150 2,850
Demand responsive 0 0 2 2
Heavy rail 1,155 1,208 1,398 1,254
Light rail 400 653 463 443
Otherb 34 358 206 217
Fare evasionr 33,903 47,873 53,406 58,856
Motor bus 3,172 2,372 1,819 1,694
Commuter rail 140 334 310 204
Demand responsive 1 1 2 5
Heavy rail 8,247 39,957 46,106 40,350
Light rail 22,212 1,185 912 12,798
Otherb 131 4,024 4,257 3,805
Curfew and loitering lawss 1,878 872 1,960 1,161
Motor bus 1,201 241 1,112 291
Commuter rail 19 27 223 72
Demand responsive 0 1 5 0
Heavy rail 462 493 530 680
Light rail 161 95 80 106
Otherb 35 15 10 12

a The killing of one or more human beings by another. This includes murder, non-negligent manslaughter and manslaughter by negligence.
b Other transit mode includes automated guideway, cable car, ferryboat, trolleybus, vanpool, and monorail.
c The carnal knowledge of a female forcibly and against her will. This includes assault to rape or attempt to rape.
d The taking or attempting to take anything of value from the care, custody, or control of a person or persons by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear. The use or threat of force includes firearms, knives or cutting instruments, other dangerous weapons (clubs, acid, explosives), and strong-arm techniques (hands, fists, feet).
e An unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury. This type of assault usually is accompanied by the use of a weapon or by means likely to produce death or great bodily harm.
f The unlawful taking, carrying, leading, or riding away of property from the possession or constructive possession of another. This includes pocket-picking, purse-snatching, shoplifting, thefts from motor vehicles, thefts of motor vehicle parts and accessories, theft of bicycles, theft from buildings, theft from coin-operated devices or machines, and all other theft not specifically classified.
g The theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle. A motor vehicle is a self-propelled vehicle that runs on the surface of land and not on rails. Examples of motor vehicles are automobiles, trucks, buses, motor cycles, and motor scooters.
h The unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or a theft. This includes offenses known locally as burglary (any degree), unlawful entry with intent to commit a larceny or felony, breaking and entering with intent to commit a larceny, housebreaking, safe-cracking, and all attempts at these offenses.
i To unlawfully and intentionally damage, or attempt to damage, any real or personal property by fire or incendiary device.
j An unlawful attack or attempt by one person upon another where no weapon was used or which did not result in serious or aggravated injury to the victim. This includes simple assault, minor assault, assault and battery, injury by culpable negligence, intimidation, coercion, hazing, and all attempts to commit these offenses.
k The willful or malicious destruction, injury, disfigurement, or defacement of any public or private property, real or personal, without consent of the owner or person having custody or control by cutting, tearing, breaking, marking, painting, drawing, covering with filth, or any other such means as may be specified by local law.
l Any sexual acts except forcible rape, prostitution, and commercialized vice. This includes offenses against chastity, common decency, morals, and the like, such as: adultery and fornication, buggery, incest, indecent exposure, indecent liberties, seduction, sodomy or crime against nature, statutory rape (no force), and all attempts to commit any of the above.
m Arrests requested based on the narcotics used. This includes all arrests for violations of state and local laws, specifically those relating to the unlawful possession, sale, use, growing, manufacturing, and making of narcotic drugs.
n The driving or operating of any vehicle or common carrier while drunk or under the influence of liquor or narcotics.
o Arrests for all offenses of drunkenness, which is the consumption of alcoholic beverages to the extent that ones mental faculties and physical coordination are substantially impaired. This includes drunkenness, drunk and disorderly, common or habitual drunkard, and intoxication.
p All charges of committing a breach of the peace. This includes, affray; unlawful assembly; disturbing the peace; disturbing meetings; disorderly conduct in state institutions, at court, at fairs, on trains or public conveyances, etc.; blasphemy, profanity, and obscene language; desecrating the flag; refusing to assist an officer; and all attempts to commit any of the above.
q To unlawfully enter land, a dwelling, or other real property.
r The unlawful use of transit facilities by riding without paying the applicable fare.
s All arrests for violations of local curfew or loitering ordinances where such laws exist.

NOTES: Data are from transit agencies in urbanized areas over 200,000 population and include patrons, employees, and others. The figures for violent and property crime follow the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting Handbook, (Washington, DC: 1984) and are based on records of calls for service, complaints, and/or investigations. These figures are for reported offenses and do not reflect the findings of a court, coroner, jury, or decision of a prosecutor. Security data was first reported to the Federal Transit Administration in 1995 and were not compiled for earlier years.

SOURCE: 1995: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, National Transit Database, Data Tables, Internet site http://www.fta.dot.gov/fta/library/reference/sec15/1995/htm/, as of May 2, 2000, tables 23-25.1996-97: Ibid. Internet site http://www.ntdprogram.com/NTD/NTDData.nsf/Data+Tables?OpenView, as of May 2, 2000,tables 23-25.1998: Ibid. tables 24-26.