The ABC 7 Chicago I-Team and Chuck Goudie researched police data for the actual number of crimes on the CTA in 2012, and discovered the following:
There were more than 6,800 assaults, robberies, thefts and similar offenses in 2012.
According to the statistics, you are twice as likely to become a victim on a CTA train or platform than on a bus or at bus stop.
On average, 19 CTA passengers are victimized every day.
The most dangerous CTA locations:
The Red Line at Garfield and the Dan Ryan on the South Side. This is the city’s third most dangerous CTA center and the scene of 200 reported crimes last year.
The Green Line at Pulaski and Lake on the West Side. This is the site of more than 300 reported crimes in 2012.
The Red Line stop at Chicago and State Street. This is the most dangerous CTA location according to the raw numbers, with 359 crimes reported.
Chicago Chapter of Guardian Angels used Find my iPhone app to catch armed robbers.
MAY 15 2012 attack at CTA Clark/Division Red Line Station: Guardian Angels were stabbed when they stepped in to help a victim that was being pistol-whipped.
Guardian Angels at the CTA Clark/Division Red line station on Tuesday May 15 2012 at 11:08pm. Notice a man being pistol whipped on board a northbound train. Gun men flees train with iPhone. Guardian Angels catch gun men as he is leaving the train. Gun men gets away and races to exit. 3 other Guardian Angels detain Gun. No one is shot and when gun men is taken down, unknown criminal partner of gun men comes from behind and stabs 4 Guardian Angels. No life threatening injuries and all Angels will make a full recovery.
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