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Crimes on Chicago Transit Authority decreased 25% in 2015: Strate...

Crimes on Chicago Transit Authority decreased 25% in 2015: Strate...

Mayor Rahm Emanuel (left) and CTA President Dorval Carter (center) making the announcement. The total number of crimes on the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) fell 25% during 2015, the fourth straight year that crimes have decreased on the system. Theft and robberies, the most common crimes, declined 19% and 22%, respectively, in 2015. The CTA and the Chicago Police Department have deployed several strategies to fight crime on CTA buses, trains and at rail stations. Those include the expansion of the CTA’s extensive network of security cameras to more than 23,000, including multiple cameras on every CTA train and bus and at every CTA rail station. The City has also expanded police patrols, rail saturation missions and increased undercover operations. RELATED: Video Surveillance Tech: Utilizing Data to Advance Transit Safety Security camera images have significantly helped i...

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