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Trimet’s latest MAX light rail line opened Sept 12, 2009. The Southern terminus is at the Clackamas Town Center in Clackamas county.
The Clackamas County Sherriff’s Office compared the crimes before and after the line’s opening. They compared a 5 month period beginning on opening day with the same five month period one year earlier and found a 32% increase in reported crimes and a 56% increase in calls for police service.
Here are the results:
(Includes inside the mall, the mall parking lot, the Green line platform and the parking structure).
Spreadsheet prepared by Shara VanMeter, Crime Analyst at the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office (503) 655-8823 )
Police Officer Assaulted on MAX
The Geography of Transit Crime: Documentation and Evaluation of Crime Incidence on and around the Green Line Stations in Los Angeles. (www.uctc.net/papers/550.pdf)