18 Feb '15, 4pm

Serious crime down 26% on CTA

Serious crime down 26% on CTA

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) President Forrest Claypool announced that serious crimes on the CTA fell 26% during 2014. Theft and robberies declined 28% in 2014. “Over the past three and a half years we have developed and implemented an aggressive plan to fight crime and increase safety on the CTA by adding thousands of security cameras and strengthening policing strategies,” said Mayor Emanuel. “We are committed to the safety of every Chicagoan who takes public transportation, we are sending the message that we will not tolerate criminal activity, and we are seeing the results.” Mayor Emanuel, the CTA and the Chicago Police Department have developed a number of strategies to tackle crime on CTA buses, trains and stations. Those include expanding the CTA’s network of security cameras to more than 23,000 cameras, including multiple cameras on every ...

Full article: http://www.metro-magazine.com/security-and-safety/news/29...

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