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Taking A Bite Out Of Crime At Metro Stations

Oct 29, 2008

NCPC and Metro Combat Recent Rise in Vehicle and Property Theft

McGruff the Crime Dog and the transit police of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority will hand out crime prevention tips cards this Thursday, October 30, 2008 at Union Station. The National Crime Prevention Council's icon, McGruff, will greet passengers during the morning rush hour and hand out tip cards on such topics as how to protect oneself from vehicle and personal property theft. Both crimes have increased recently in the region and among Metro customers.

In celebration of Crime Prevention Month, the NCPC has teamed up with Metro to distribute crime prevention and safety information at various Metro stations in October. These Metro stations include Metro Center, Gallery Place, National Airport, Greenbelt, Rosslyn, and Branch Avenue.

Who: McGruff the Crime Dog, the National Crime Prevention Council, and Metro transit police

What: A safety event to enhance public awareness on such topics as how to protect yourself from car and personal property theft.

  When:    Thursday, October 30th from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

  Where:   Union Station metro stop in Washington, D.C.

  About the National Crime Prevention Council

The National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) is a private, nonprofit organization whose primary mission is to be the nation's leader in helping people keep themselves, their families, and their communities safe from crime. NCPC manages public service advertising under the National Citizens' Crime Prevention Campaign--symbolized by McGruff the Crime Dog® and his "Take A Bite Out Of Crime®" slogan--and acts as secretariat for the Crime Prevention Coalition of America, more than 400 national, federal, state, and local organizations representing thousands of constituents who are committed to preventing crime. NCPC is funded through a variety of government agencies, corporate and private foundations, and donations from private individuals. For more information on crime prevention issues, visit

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SOURCE: National Crime Prevention Council

CONTACT: Michelle Boykins of National Crime Prevention Council,

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