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Metro Transit Security Assessment

Since March 2018, we have been working closely with our partners at the East-West Gateway Council of Governments, St. Louis County Police Department, St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department, and security consultant WSP-USA to enhance safety and security efforts on the Metro Transit system and address regional concerns.

Using data, insights and recommendations developed through a system-wide security assessment, we have made improvements and enhancements to our approach to transit safety and security over the past two years, and will continue to make progress throughout 2020.

Read about the Metro Security Assessment and Strategy and the implementation of recommendations that are improving safety on the system.

Metro Security Scorecard

This scorecard provides a mechanism to track Metro’s progress toward implementing the comprehensive security strategy in each of six categories: Security Strategy, Police & Security Staffing, Procedures & Training, Fare & Fare Enforcement, Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED), and Technology.

 

infographic of Metro Security Scorecard showing Progress in each of the categories.

Download the booklet of Metro’s current scorecard and progress in each category (PDF)

 

MetroLink Task Force Reports

Nothing is more important than your safety. We are constantly upgrading and improving our safety and security measures while continuing to deliver the reliable, efficient service riders expect.
The most recent ridership safety and security information is available here:

The information provided below is “unofficial’ and not jurisdictional specific. Details or specifics related to the above information would need to be obtained by contacting the individual police departments (St. Louis County, St. Louis City, and St. Clair County) for any “official” statistics.

Part I CrimePart II Crime

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

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