The Age today published a list of Melbourne’s most violent train stations which include Flinders Street, Dandenong, Broadmeadows, Footscray, St Albans, Ringwood, Bayswater, Frankston, Southern Cross and Thomastown stations, where 45% of all reported assaults took place. In June this year, the Herald Sun published a leaked confidential Metro report, revealing Dandenong, Ringwood, Sunshine and Upfield stations to be hotspots for crime. In another Herald Sun’s article, the Hurstbridge train line was rated worst for crime, followed by Frankston, Pakenham and Lilydale.

I am relieved none of the southwest train stations, including those in Altona Loop, make to the list so we are pretty safe in the southwest corridor.

The Herald Sun has a very cool database from which you can extract statistics such as assaults, theft, weapons, unruly behaviour, graffitti, vandalism, trespassing and littering on tracks for all the train lines and for any train station you specify. I have embedded the search database below:

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