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BART Crime Reporting Method Under Scrutiny

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Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer Jason Ledford patrols with his bomb-sniffing dog Andy at the Oakland Coliseum station August 11, 2005 in Oakland, California. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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.

BART Crime: How Much Should The Agency Be Telling Us? (KQED News)

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