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November 24, 2009

SF.Streetsblog brings us this SFPD chart showing the Muni routes with the most incidents (blue), vs percentage of SFPD rides in minutes as tracked by TransLink (red).

Our frenemy the 14 Mission leads the city in terms of incidents.

UPDATE: It looks like an incident is anything from fare evasion to assault. Below are breakout charts, with the full SPFD report here.

Here is a breakout of incidents by Mission routes:

Thank you, Muni, for killing the safest route in the Mission.

And yes, I know that the 14 has about 10x the ridership of the 26, meaning the incident per capita is about the same.  But can you really imagine a more crowded 14 or 49?

Goodnight, 26.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. November 26, 2009 9:45 am

    The bit about the 14-Mission is borne out by at least one fare inspector’s word. He ended up chatting ME up while waiting for the 49 last night, and then again on the bus after checking fares. Said that without a doubt, citywide, 14 is the worst line in terms of crime and fare jumpers. I asked if it was any one segment of the route (a long one, comparatively), and he said, no. It’s all up and down the line. I have to say, living in the Mission, if I need to get dowtown, I typically take BART (still slightly cheaper, and yes, a quarter counts), faster, and um, not the 14. The 14 only serves as a shuttle to get me to Van Ness, where I can then take the more-bearable 49 or 47.

  2. December 2, 2009 11:33 am

    Are these incidents of people not paying, or… people getting knifed?

    I guess there’s no data from the 12, which also goes through the Mission. (Not usually too crowded, tho.)

  3. December 4, 2009 12:01 am

    I was wondering about the 12 but there was nothing listed. The top chart seems to account for about 70% of the incidents in the system.

    Good question on what exactly an “incident” is. I just found the full SFPD presentation and it looks like everything is included, but fare evasion is a pretty small proportion — for the Ingleside station it was under 3%. I added the article to the article above.


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