Your comprehensive source for CTA crime
I think CTA trains and buses are safer than ever, with more police there ever before assigned to patrol the CTA and its property.
But that doesn't mean there's no crime on the CTA. And I've found the most comprehensive source for CTA crime facts -- and Chicago crime facts in general -- is chicagocrime.org.
There's lots of information to help keep you safe on your commute. For instance, under the CTA train location, the page reports that the most common crime for that location is Theft by Pocket-picking. There have been 117 incidents of pocket-picking, compared to just 40 of the most common crime on CTA trains: 40 simple batteries.
So people, watch your purses and wallets.