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Finch West among five most dangerous TTC bus routes: report

CityNews | posted Tuesday, Mar 8th, 2016

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If a TTC bus is part of your morning commute, a new analysis of transit data lays out the routes on which you’ll want to be the most vigilant.

A Toronto Star report reveals the Finch, Jane, Eglinton West, Keele and Lawrence bus routes are the most dangerous in the city, some accounting for hundreds of crimes in recent years.

The Star analyzed data from more than 4,000 crimes that took place on city buses from Jan. 1, 2010, to Aug. 10, 2015.

The 36 Finch West bus route topped list with the highest number of incidents at 322, followed by the 35 Jane with 260, 32 Eglinton West at 164, 41 Keele at 161, and 52 Lawrence with 123.

The incidents ranged from assaults on drivers to fraud, with the latter being the most prevalent crime at 952 incidents.

Fraud was the most common offence on four of the five routes: 36 Finch West, 35 Jane, 41 Keele, and 52 Lawrence.

Driver assault (896) and assault on passengers (300), as well as mischief incidents and threats, rounded up the top five incident list.

Just last week, one passenger violently kicked another onboard a TTC bus, and in February, a woman spit on a bus driver.

Comments

  • Carlos Pereira says:

    Problem with these stats is that it’s missing rider-ship. These two bus lines are probably some of the busiest in Toronto and therefore more incidents. I travelled both these roots daily in the past and never had an altercation.

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