Sacramento Regional Transit Police Report Decrease in Crime in 2015

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The Sacramento Regional Transit Police Services says it saw a decrease in crime for the second year in a row in 2015.

RT Police Services reports that in 2015 there were 60 thefts to persons on trains, buses or at stations out of about 26 million trips. Ninety-two thefts were reported in 2013. This is an 11 percent reduction when compared with 2014.

RT police says that electronics, such as phones and tablets, are the main items stolen.

Of the 60 thefts last year, police had a 46 percent arrest rate.

RT Police Services says the lower crime numbers and arrest rate can be partially credited to RT’s extensive surveillance system at stations and on trains and buses.

RT is working to bring riders a new reporting phone app that will make it easier to report unruly behavior, crime and facility issues.