Crime on Britain’s railways has fallen for the ninth year in a row, said British Transport Police.
Whilst the overall rate of crime declines, the targeting of easily saleable high-tech devices, such as smartphones and tablets, and organised pickpocketing activity, has created a rise in theft offences.
•This year cable crime was down 47%.
•Violent crime showed a small increase in 2012/13, •Serious assaults are down almost 8% but there has been an increase of over three per cent in common assault.
•Within the violent crime category, assaults on rail staff are down five per cent.