Despite perceptions of crime and dirtiness, the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) is one of the safest large public transportation system in the country. Online crime statistics reported by various transit agencies support this claim, with Atlanta’s transit system up to three times safer compared to transit in Chicago, Washington D.C. and Los Angeles, even when accounting for differences in ridership size. Multiple MARTA stations even had little to no reported crimes in 2014.
Curious which stations made the list? Read on to view the safest stations in 2014 based on MARTA’s crime analyst department. A reminder that if you see suspicious behavior or ever feel uncomfortable on MARTA, send a text message to 404-334-5355 or call 404-848-4911 to reach MARTA police. Free landline phones are also located in all the stations that connect to MARTA personnel or download and use the See and Say app.