Crimes on Muni
SAN FRANCISCO MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY
Target: 4.1 crimes per 100,000 miles
Status: NEEDS IMPROVEMENT
Result: 4.1 crimes per 100,000 miles
This measure captures the ratio of San Francisco Police Department (SFPD)-reported Muni-related crimes to every 100,000 miles of Muni service. Its purpose is to improve security throughout the Muni system by identifying criminal activity and applying data-driven police deployment to high-crime Muni lines, with targeted enforcement where it is most needed. It is a key performance indicator for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA)’s strategic objective to improve security for transportation system users.
POLICE-REPORTED MUNI-RELATED CRIMES
HOW THE SAN FRANCISCO MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY AND SAN FRANCISCO POLICE DEPARTMENT ARE PERFORMING
The SFMTA has met its goal on this measure most months since April 2016. In fiscal year 2014-2015, the crime rate on Muni continued to decline following the previous year’s boost in police presence at stations and on vehicles. In addition, improved surveillance equipment and the efforts of the SFPD Muni Task Force have resulted in a nearly 100 percent apprehension rate for alleged crimes committed on Muni vehicles. Data-driven police deployment to high-crime Muni lines has and will continue to have a positive impact on Muni security. In addition, the agency launched a #KeepThemSafe ad campaign on Muni vehicles in August 2016 to promote safety of Muni operators.
However, the crime rate on Muni has remained a concern for respondents to the San Francisco City Survey, which the Controller’s Office conducts every two years. Respondents in the 2017 City Survey rated Muni safety a “B-”.
How Performance is Measured
Beginning in January 2013, a reporting methodology change expanded the definition of Muni-related incidents to include those that occurred off Muni vehicles. Reported results are subject to change as data quality improves or new data become available.
The number displayed on the scorecard page represents a fiscal year average of the values in the chart above.
- View this metric and others on the SFMTA’s website.
- See the SFMTA’s 2016 Annual Report.
- See the SFMTA’s Strategic Plan Progress Reports.
Please visit DataSF for the scorecard data.