Wednesday, April 21, 2010

More Reports Regarding Violence in Trains

The daily Telegraaf quotes a confidential safety report undertaken by the Dutch Railways which shows that there were more reports of violence taking place in trains. In March conductors requested assistance from the police and safety teams 2,000 times, which is 500 times more than the average of 2009. Most reports concern people who are traveling without having a ticket. However, there were 218 cases of threats, 68 of physical violence, 303 cases of verbal abuse and 4 cases of assault with a deadly weapon. The Dutch Railways claim that the increase is due to better reporting.

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