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Stenger: Serious crimes on MetroLink down since April

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Statistics show crime on MetroLink has declined since April, St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger said.

Stenger says the most serious crimes such as gun violence and assault are down 50 percent. General crimes have declined 40 percent.

In April, a task force was created between St. Louis City, St. Louis County and St. Clair County to address crime on MetroLink.

MetroLink guards were recently given the power to write tickets. The St. Louis County Prosecutor’s Office said it will prosecute all such tickets written, either by a guard or officer.

Metro is also studying a barrier system that could include adding fences and turnstiles at entry and exit points at MetroLink stations.

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