Muni, police cracking down on crime 

Muni announced Thursday that police and the transit agency are successfully collaborating and increasing efforts to keep riders safe.

Among the accomplishments: better deployment of resources on the lines that are showing most criminal activity.

“Recent improvements to police deployment on and near Muni routes and lines have been based on concrete analysis provided by the SFMTA's security staff, led by SFPD's Deputy Chief John Murphy,” the press release said. “Using crime data analysis, the on-duty hours of the Muni Response Team (MRT) and Muni Task Force officers have been changed to increase coverage during peak hours of Muni-related crimes. This analytical approach has been reinforced by providing SFPD District Station Captains the same detailed Muni-related crime data in order for them to develop comprehensive enforcement plans on a neighborhood level. The data for this analysis come from a new database created in January by the SFMTA security section that tracks Muni-related incidents citywide.”

It was similar to what was previously reported by The Examiner.

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