in blog posts and at public meetings, many have argued that the Greyhound station will be a magnet for crime in their area. According to statistics The City Paper obtained from Metro police, it seems they’re right — at least to some degree.
A comparison of crime statistics stretching from Jan. 1, 2009, through May 27 shows that nearly 17 times more crimes and potential criminal activity were phoned in to Metro police from the current Greyhound location than the area around the proposed new one.
Most of the 314 reported incidents at Greyhound involved public intoxications, thefts and assaults. The 19 incidents at the new site were similar in nature.
Tuesday, June 08, 2010
Neighborhood concerns about increased crime around Greyhound bus terminal supported by media's statistical analysis
SouthComm's Stephen George has the numbers comparing the old Greyhound site to the new one at Charlotte & 11th: