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Washington 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.

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Source: López, M.J.J., Crime Prevention Guidelines for the Construction & Management of Metro Systems, Den Haag: RCM-advies 1996, pg. 28-30.

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