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Crime on T at lowest in 20 years:Violent offenses down as police start new patrol plan

An officer at Park Street Station. The Transit Police reviewed crime data and made changes to how officers are deployed.

Major crime on the MBTA last year dropped to its lowest level in at least two decades, as authorities deployed more officers during peak travel times and cracked down on minor offenses to deter more serious crimes.

In total, 795 property and violent crimes were reported on the subway and commuter rail in 2016, a 21 percent decline from the year before, according to

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