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Metro crime rate tops other transit systems

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Metro had a higher crime rate than five other major transit agencies in 2011, even as the number of crimes dropped locally by 16 percent.The agency reported 1,898 serious crimes last year, with the vast majority of them being thefts of some kind. That's a drop from the six-year high logged in 2010 when Metro reported 2,270 cases, including robberies, car thefts and assaults. The statistics...

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