We've all heard horror stories involving a breach of commuter safety on the TTC. Toronto commuters are exposed to all sorts of dangerous situations during their transit rides, and when it comes to transit safety, a lot of work still needs to be done. A recent Toronto Star report analyzed TTC crime trends between 2010 and 2015 and found that metropass fraud was the most common offence (952 incidents), followed by assault on bus drivers (869 incidents) and passengers (300 incidents). Threats were also in high number, and included some cases that were deeply unnerving (e.g. A man claiming to have HIV threatened to smear his bloody knuckles on a driver).

William Davis, a cartographer for the Toronto Star, has also determined the top 15 most dangerous bus routes between 2010 and 2015:


1. 36 Finch West

322 total offences, 36 offences per 10,000 passengers, 48 assault(s)

2. 35 Jane

260 total offences, 40 offences per 10,000 passengers, 56 assault(s)

3. 89 Weston

115 total offences, 34 offences per 10,000 passengers, 24 assault(s)

4. 161 Rogers Rd

60 total offences, 41 offences per 10,000 passengers, 23 assault(s)

5. 320 Yonge

54 total offences, 52 offences per 10,000 passengers, 20 assault(s)

6. 300 Bloor-Danforth

31 total offences, 37 offences per 10,000 passengers, 10 assault(s)

7. 352 Lawrence East

9 total offences, 92 offences per 10,000 passengers, 2 assault(s)

8. 307 Eglinton

8 total offences, 74 offences per 10,000 passengers, 1 assault(s)

9. 139 Finch-Don Mills

8 total offences, 40 offences per 10,000 passengers, 3 assault(s)

10. 316 Ossington

5 total offences, 79 offences per 10,000 passengers, 2 assault(s)

11. 171 Mt Dennis

5 total offences, 44 offences per 10,000 passengers, 1 assault(s)

12. 329 Dufferin

5 total offences, 40 offences per 10,000 passengers, 2 assault(s)

13. 319 Wilson

3 total offences, 35 offences per 10,000 passengers, 1 assault(s)

14. 352 Lawrence West

2 total offences, 63 offences per 10,000 passengers, 0 assault(s)

15. 145 Downtown/Humber Bay

1 total offences, 40 offences per 10,000 passengers, 0 assault(s)


Davis constructed a map of these 15 bus routes based on the above offence rates and total offences. For more detailed information, check out the Star's article here.

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