Assaults on Metro

“MetroTransit Police estimate that about 50 percent of the 368 robberies on the rail system in 2o15 were committed by juveniles.”

“About 8,000-9,000 students now ride the rails for free after Mayor Muriel Bowser announced in August [2015] the $7 million initiative to get students to and from school more efficiently. The program is an expansion of the system that has allowed students to ride the bus system at no cost.”

— Police tracking teens causing trouble on the Metro (WUSA9, Jan. 6, 2016)

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