Classical Music at 162nd/ Burnside MAX stop

On November 16th, 2010 TriMet installed a system that plays classical music at the 162nd/ Burnside MAX platform at our request.  We had researched low-cost, innovative ways to reduce crime at the stop.  In 1993 the transit system in London, England started playing classical music at its most troubled stops.  They found an immediate reduction in crime.  The first month of data for our attempt has shown a 42% reduction in calls for service at 162nd/ Burnside.  We are going to do a more comprehensive study soon.

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