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POLL: Do You Feel Safe On The T?

A recent report says there's been a 16 percent uptick in T crime. Are you riding without worry or clinging to your belongings?

Our subways may be the oldest in the nation, but are they and the rest of the MBTA's services as safe as they could be? 

The Boston Herald published a recent report showing that 136 additional crimes above last year's total of 868 were committed this year, to make a total of 1,004 crimes in the survey year.  This breaks down to between 2 and 3 reported crimes per day, every day of the year on the MBTA system.

Given that "the average weekday ridership for the entire system is approximately 1.1 million passenger trips," according to the MBTA, do you feel like the odds of a safe trip are in your favor? 

Vote in our poll, and weigh in on the routes you ride in the comments section. Are your trips trouble-free, or do you seem to run into the same problems over and over again?  Do the numbers reflect your experience, or did you swear off public transportation a long time ago? 

Editorial note: this article, poll votes, and comments section is shared between the Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, and South End Patch.com sites.

Sean McKenna November 29, 2011 at 09:19 PM
I feel safe from a crime point of view. It's the crashing that worries me.
Margie Alberti December 01, 2011 at 12:18 PM
I absolutely do NOT feel safe on the "T". A relative of mine recently had a gold chain ripped off her neck. Over a thousand crimes took place on the MBTA last year.....That's a thousand too many to suit me!! (and it's on the rise) I haven't taken the T in four years and don't ever intend to!

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