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MetroLink Task Force Reports prior to January 2021

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Part I CrimePart II Crime
Community Report graph - December 2018-2020 2020: Part 1 Crime = 2, Part 2 Crime = 42 2019: Part 1 Crime = 12, Part 2 Crime = 53 2018: Part 1 Crime = 10, Part 2 Crime = 57
Community Report graph - Year-to-Date – Dec. 2020 2020: Part 1 Crime = 66, Part 2 Crime = 424 2019: Part 1 Crime = 144, Part 2 Crime = 641 2018: Part 1 Crime = 163, Part 2 Crime = 672

December 2020 Notes:

  • The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the Bi-State region; cases increased as people traveled over the holidays.
  • MetroLink ridership decreased 54.6% compared to December 2019.
  • Year-To-Date (YTD) crimes per MetroLink boarding compared to 2019: Part I crime decreased 11.1% | Part II crime increased 28.3% | Total crime increased 21.1%
Community Report graph - November 2018-2020 2020: Part 1 Crime = 2, Part 2 Crime = 41 2019: Part 1 Crime = 4, Part 2 Crime = 55 2018: Part 1 Crime = 15, Part 2 Crime = 50
Community Report graph - Year-to-Date – Nov. 2020 2020: Part 1 Crime = 64, Part 2 Crime = 382 2019: Part 1 Crime = 132, Part 2 Crime = 588 2018: Part 1 Crime = 153, Part 2 Crime = 615

November 2020 Notes:

  • The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the Bi-State region.
  • MetroLink ridership decreased 55.3% compared to November 2019.
  • Year-To-Date (YTD) crimes per MetroLink boarding increased 19.1% compared to 2019.
Community Report graph - October 2018-2020 2020: Part 1 Crime = 2, Part 2 Crime = 41 2019: Part 1 Crime = 14, Part 2 Crime = 61 2018: Part 1 Crime = 16, Part 2 Crime = 83
Community Report graph - Year-to-Date – Oct. 2020 2020: Part 1 Crime = 62, Part 2 Crime = 341 2019: Part 1 Crime = 128, Part 2 Crime = 533 2018: Part 1 Crime = 148, Part 2 Crime = 565

October 2020 Notes:

  • The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the Bi-State region.
  • MetroLink ridership decreased 57% compared to October 2019.
  • Year-To-Date (YTD) crimes per MetroLink boarding increased 15.8% compared to 2019.
Community Report graph - September 2018-2020 2020: Part 1 Crime = 3. Part 2 Crime = 34 2019: Part 1 Crime = 16. Part 2 Crime = 55 2018: Part 1 Crime = 19. Part 2 Crime = 61
Community Report graph - Year-to-Date – Sept. 2020 2020: Part 1 Crime = 60. Part 2 Crime = 300 2019: Part 1 Crime = 114. Part 2 Crime = 472 2018: Part 1 Crime = 132. Part 2 Crime = 482

September 2020 Notes:

  • The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the Bi-State region.
  • MetroLink ridership decreased 56.9% compared to September 2019.
  • Year-To-Date (YTD) crimes per MetroLink boarding increased 14.2% compared to 2019.

August 2020 Notes:

  • The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the Bi-State region.
  • MetroLink ridership decreased 60.4% compared to August 2019.
  • Civil unrest and protests persist across the nation. Local communities continue to report an increase in crime.
  • Year-To-Date (YTD) crimes per MetroLink boarding increased 13.7% compared to 2019.

July 2020 Notes:

  • The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the Bi-State region.
  • MetroLink ridership decreased 58.5% compared to July 2019.
  • Civil unrest grows across the nation with protest for Black Lives Matter and defunding the police. Local communities continue to report an increase in crime.
  • Year-To-Date (YTD) crimes per MetroLink boarding increased 3.9% compared to 2019.
June 2018-2020 Crime Statistics bar graph.
June 2020-YTD Crime Statistics bar graph.

June 2020 Notes:

  • The COVID-19 pandemic continues, many schools/business continue to operate remotely, some businesses begin to reopen under Health Department guidelines.
  • MetroLink ridership decreased 63.6% compared to June 2019.
  • Civil unrest erupted around the nation after the death of George Floyd; local communities reported an uptick in crime.
  • Year-To-Date (YTD) crimes per MetroLink boarding decreased 2.8% compared to 2019
Year-to-Date - May 2020 2020: Part 1 Crime = 27. Part 2 Crime = 172 2019: Part 1 Crime = 64. Part 2 Crime = 292 2018: Part 1 Crime = 52. Part 2 Crime = 265

May 2020 Notes:

  • The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the Bi-State region, “stay at home” orders continue into much of May; government officials begin to gradually reduce the restrictions towards the end of the month.
  • MetroLink ridership decreased 65.3% compared to May 2019.
  • Year-To-Date (YTD) crimes per MetroLink boarding decreased 15.2% compared to 2019.

April 2020 Notes:

  • The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the Bi-State region and “stay at home” orders remain in place.
  • MetroLink ridership decreased 67.3% compared to April 2019.
  • Year-To-Date (YTD) crimes per MetroLink boarding decreased 16.3% compared to 2019.

March 2020 Notes:

  • The COVID-19 pandemic reached the Bi-State region around mid-March; schools/business began closing or moved to remote operations. “Stay at home” orders were implemented later in the month.
  • MetroLink ridership decreased 30.4% compared to March 2019.
  • Year-To-Date (YTD) crimes per MetroLink boarding decreased 10.4% compared to 2019.

February 2020 Notes:

  • MetroLink ridership increased 3.1% compared to February 2019.
  • Year-To-Date (YTD) crimes per MetroLink boarding decreased 10.8% compared to 2019.

January 2020 Notes:

  • MetroLink ridership increased 2.3% compared to January 2019.
  • Year-To-Date (YTD) crimes per MetroLink boarding decreased 9.9% compared to 2019.

Definitions:

Definitions for the different parts of crime listing in previous charts.
Graph definitions for Part 1 Crime Part I Crime
  • Criminal Homicide
  • Forcible Rape
  • Robbery
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Burglary
  • Larceny-theft (except motor vehicle theft)
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
  • Arson
Graph definitions for Part 2 Crime Part II Crime
  • Other Assaults
  • Forgery and Counterfeiting
  • Fraud
  • Embezzlement
  • Stolen Property: Buying, Receiving, Possessing
  • Vandalism
  • Weapons: Carrying, Possessing, etc.
  • Prostitution and Commercialized Vice
  • Sex Offenses
  • Drug Abuse Violations
  • Gambling
  • Offenses Against the Family and Children
  • Driving Under the Influence
  • Liquor Laws
  • Drunkenness
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Vagrancy
  • All Other Offenses