Safe on MetroLink? Security chief puts crime in perspective
To analyze police efforts on MetroLink, the Belleville News-Democrat compiled a one-of-a-kind database. The database shows every call an officer responded to or every action they initiated along the entire MetroLink line in both Illinois and Missouri.
The records include information on all reported police activity, but do not reflect actual reported crimes.
The News-Democrat obtained the activity logs through dozens of open-records requests to police departments in each area where MetroLink runs.