Crime on trains lowest it’s been for last ten years

A Southern train SUS-140819-165755001

A Southern train SUS-140819-165755001

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Railways are safer than they’ve been for the past ten years, according to statistics released by British Transport Police (BTP) this week.

Notifiable crimes, which makes up the more serious offences dealt with by the force, fell by six per cent during 2013/14 – meaning there were more than 3,000 fewer victims of crime than the previous year.

There was a reduction of 18 percent in recorded robberies, a 17 per cent drop in theft of passenger property and a 37 per cent fall in theft of cable from the railway.

 

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