Crime on buses is getting pretty bad on this side of the pond as well. Sebastian reported on the Baltimore situation (twice); Belgium's had it's share of beatings and fatalities, now the UK evening standard has published a piece on the rise of crime on Brittish buses.
This comes at the same time when mayor Ken Livingstone admitted that he is unable to get a grip on juvenile violence in London.
So ... More power to the police in terms of detaining people, CCTV systems all across town, tough gun legislation, knife legislation, fake gun legislation, fake knife legislation, etc. ... and you can't seem to get a hold of people who do not obey legislators. Who'da tunk it?