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Old October 1st, 2009, 12:18 AM   #41
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Here in Torino you might find some issues on several bus or tram lines. According to my personal experience, I tend to avoid using no. 3 and 4 tram lines, as well as no. 12 bus, since they use to pass through unsafe boroughs or railway stations which, at night, become shelter for tossers and so forth.

Trouble is caused mostly by drunks, both Italiand and immigrants, gypsies and junkies. They use to "patrol" train stations asking for change, and they're getting increasing annoying and aggressive.
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Old October 3rd, 2009, 11:20 PM   #42
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Let's see... regionally, we pretty much only get a couple punk kids who like to do some tagging, or take apart the train/tram/bus. Only a problem if they occur in groups, or are drunk and meet up against some other group.
Occasionally, mild assaults, pepper spray attacks and such, or scuffles with ticket controllers. One local tram was shot at a few weeks ago (window destroyed, no one injured), happens about once or twice per year.
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Old March 1st, 2010, 12:58 AM   #43
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My experience is mixed. When I lived in London ( a long long time ago ) I always felt safe on the London Underground, but now when I go home to London I am much more cautious. When I lived in the New York City area ( 1976-1979 ) I never felt safe on the New York or Newark subways, in fact we used to travel only in the daytime and only with a group of burly friends. When I lived in the Washington DC area ( 1979-2005 ) I felt quite safe on the Metro, although I only used it in the daytime and only in the safer parts of the city. When I have traveled recently to Europe, mostly Germany, and Japan, I have felt quite safe on both metros and urban rail. But wherever I go I think it is about knowing the area and being prudent about where and when I travel. Bad things sometimes happen in every place, but I think most places are reasonably safe.
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Old March 2nd, 2010, 10:07 PM   #44
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I'm surprised they try to steal ELECTRIFIED wire
It always makes me laugh when I hear about these stories...and it happens not just with rail lines, but with normal power lines aswell!
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Old March 2nd, 2010, 10:09 PM   #45
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[COLOR="Navy"]My experience is mixed. When I lived in London ( a long long time ago ) I always felt safe on the London Underground, but now when I go home to London I am much more cautious.
In the late 80s/early 90s there is a sudden spike in graffiti etc, thats one of the reasons that they now fully paint the trains rather than leaving them silver which they once were.
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Old March 3rd, 2010, 01:56 AM   #46
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18 June 2008

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Venezuela's government started posting National Guard troops on buses Wednesday to try to prevent violent crime.

About 500 guardsmen have been assigned to ride on buses in Caracas as a deterrent against frequent armed robberies and killings of bus drivers, Gen. Alirio Ramirez told the state-run Bolivarian News Agency. Some will escort buses by motorcycle through crime-prone areas.

President Hugo Chavez announced the idea on his Sunday television and radio program, but it wasn't clear if the project would be permanent.

Polls regularly show that crime is Venezuelans' leading concern -- above unemployment and inflation.

The government reported 9,402 homicides for 2005, but it has not provided full-year figures for either 2006 or 2007.

Venezuelan criminologist Fermin Marmol Leon said the best estimate of murders in the country last year is about 13,000, based on tallies in Venezuelan newspaper reports.

Justice Minister Ramon Rodriguez Chacin on Tuesday disputed claims that crime has risen, saying Venezuela has averaged 152 homicides a week in recent months -- "much less than the figure last year," he added, without giving details.

Caracas averages about 40 homicides per week, Rodriguez Chacin said. The Venezuelan capital has long been considered one of the most violent cities in Latin America.

The National Guard deployed more than 1,000 troops in the streets of Caracas to help deter crime in October, but they were apparently withdrawn later.

Marmol Leon said putting soldiers on buses will help in some areas, but it "doesn't solve the crime problem," noting that taxi drivers, other motorists and homeowners will still face risks.
i AM FROM VALENCIA VENEZUELA , I HAVE BEEN A VICTIM OF 3 BUS ROBBERY IN ONE YEAR,

THE BUS LINE (UNION EL SOCORRO) IS ONE OF THE MOST DANGEROUS LINES IN VALENCIA AND IN THE COUNTRY , WITH MORE THAN 15 INCIDENTS PER DAY , IN ALL THE CITY 100 PER DAY ,

IN CARACAS ARE 300-400 BUS ROBBERY PER DAY INCLUDING 20 IN THE METRO SYSTEM , 10 OF THIS 20 CRIMES IN THE METRO ARE INSIDE METRO-CARS , ,

ALL OF THEESE METRO AND BUS ROBBERY ARE PERFORMED WITH , GUNS (9MM, GLOB,)

GUYS BELIEVE ME , AUTHORITY ALLWAYS SAYS THE SAME ,(THE CRIME IS DECREASING) BUT IN CITIES LIKE VALENCIA AND CARACAS , THERE ARE 35 MURDERED EACH 2and a half days
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2 people got shot on a Minneapolis bus on saturday.
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CTA installs more security cameras at stations
26 January 2010

CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Transit Authority has installed more high-resolution security cameras at its rapid transit train stations.

With the most recent installation of cameras at 24 Green Line stations, CTA officials say the system now has 1,657 cameras at 73 rail stations. By summer, there should be at least one at every CTA station.

The CTA's also launching a pilot program to consider the feasibility of retrofitting rail cars themselves with cameras. The pilot will identify costs and the most efficient design for railcar cameras. That pilot's expected to begin this spring.

New rail cars already on order will come equipped with cameras.

Mayor Richard Daley says the cameras will deter crime and help catch people engaging in criminal activity along the CTA network.
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