D.C. - WMATA
Crime and insecurity
The objective of establishing a metro system in Washington D.C.
which limits the opportunity for crime as much as possible has
certainly been attained. The result has been the construction
of a metro that combines state-of-the-art crime prevention planning
and design requirements with good organisational measures regarding
maintenance, cleaning, and policing. The metro system has low
crime rates regardless of its location: a city which is still
one of America's most crime-ridden places. In 1994, there were
1,179 serious crimes reported in the Metro; 332 of these incidents
concerned petty theft and 36 were aggravated assault.
Source: López, M.J.J., Crime Prevention
Guidelines for the Construction & Management of Metro Systems,
Den Haag: RCM-advies 1996, pg. 28-30.