WMATA released its quarterly report on crime at Metro stations, and Wheaton ranks 30th out of 69 stations.
The Metro station that ranked first, with the most crime by far, was the Anacostia station in Washington, D.C., with 32 property crimes and three crimes against a person.
WMATA reported five property crimes and one crime against a person at the Wheaton Metro station in the first three months of 2012. Three people were arrested in February, for motor vehicle theft, obstruction of justice and pickpocketing. The reason behind an arrest in mid-March was listed as "fail to pay established fare."
Crime has risen system-wide over the last five years. There were 145 more crimes at Metro stations in the first quarter of 2012 than there were in the first quarter of 2008.
- 2008 - 353
- 2009 - 357
- 2010 - 490
- 2011 - 417
- 2012 - 498