Greater Greater Washington

Report a Comment

I do think that transit does attract some nuisance crimes. For example, there can be a lot of car break-ins in transit parking lots - just as there are in any large parking lot, anywhere. And if you bring a ton more foot traffic to an area, yes there will be a small increase in crime.

BUT - crime is also affected by property values. If transit attracts a lot of new higher-income residents and shops oriented towards higher-income shoppers, then that presumably lowers crime too.

by Marc on Dec 30, 2012 10:50 am • linkreport

Does this comment violate Greater Greater Washington's comment policy? If so, you can report it using this form and an editor will take a look.

Which rules in the comment policy do you believe the comment violates?
Comment is spam.
Comment attacks other individuals personally.
Comment is name-calling or berates, belittles, or interrogates others.
Comment discourages others from posting their ideas.
Comment is getting into an aggressive argument with another.
Comment is trolling.
Comment is off topic.
Commenter is impersonating someone else or switching handles.
Comment uses profanity or abusive language.
Comment advocates violent acts or harm to another.
Comment was posted in multiple areas of the site.
Comment is arguing about the comment policy.

Enter any other information you think would be helpful to us:

Your name:
Your email:

To be sure you're not a spammer, please use the map below to answer this question:
What Metrorail station is between Mt Vernon Sq and Archives on the Yellow or Green Line?   

This map contains the answer to the challenge question.
Click to see the larger map. Feel free to ignore station subtitles.
Administrator pagespam