Public transport in Amsterdam is safer for the first time in years. The number of serious offences in tram, subway and bus, is 15 per cent lower. This is to be read in the annual report of the GVB (public transport company), reports Metro. In 2014, there were 269 serious incidents, such as beatings, vandalism, robbery and threat.
It is in the first time in six years that the number of incidents drops. Ten years ago there were 1100 of this kind of incidents. Also lighter offences were less than last year. Staff became less often insulted and there were fewer people who pulled the emergency brake. The number of offences dropped by 13%.
According to the GVB the fall is caused by the extra attention for resistance of drivers and other staff. The transport company also has multiple ‘ mobile care teams ‘ in the city, which in the event of violations can be sent quickly on the spot.