WASHINGTON – A new Metro report says the Deanwood Metrorail station in Northeast Washington was the most dangerous stop on the transit system last year.
Deanwood topped the list with 67 cases of serious crime, which can include robbery, rape, auto theft or assault. The Anacostia station came in second, followed by the L’Enfant Plaza, Suitland and College Park stations.
The five safest stations were Arlington Cemetery, Clarendon, Eisenhower Avenue, Farragut West and Virginia Square-GMU.
The report is scheduled to be presented to Metro boardmembers on Thursday.
Metro overall had a 16 percent decline in serious incidents in 2011 following a six-year high recorded in 2010.
The violence caught public attention after a video surfaced in January 2011 of a man being attacked by a group of young people. He cried for help repeatedly but no bystanders came to his aid, including the person filming the assault.
“The youths were harassing the girls. They were making fun of them because they were white and because of the way they were dressed,” John Ayala, East Coast director of the Guardian Angels, tells WTOP. “The girl got up and told the youths, ‘We are not afraid of you.'”