BART Police Chief Carlos Rojas said at a press conference on Thursday that crime on BART trains, and in the stations, is on the rise. Rojas added that he will investigate ways to improve the system’s crime reporting. The statement comes after critics, including some BART board members, said the agency’s new system for reporting crime data is less transparent. Crime levels on BART have been under scrutiny after robberies where groups of youths swarmed trains and stole cell phones from passengers.
Dan Brekke, editor and reporter, KQED