Calls seeking help from BART police shot up in the first six months of the year at all but two of 46 train stations, keeping pace with a 35 percent increase in robberies and a 27 percent jump in assaults compared with the same period in 2016, agency figures show.
Overall, police calls increased an alarming 29 percent in the first half of the year.
Amazingly though, BART officials say crime within the Bay Area’s backbone transit system remains relatively low, and there hasn’t been a homicide since January 2016.
Just a whole lot of ass beatings and robberies. No big deal apparently to BART leaders.
The latest numbers — released to the San Francisco Chronicle in response to a public records request — underscore a recent surge in crime that has alarmed riders and prompted officials to boost patrols.