Most Metro Fare Dodgers Are Over 50

      April 01, 2016 12:32

      About half of the fare dodgers on Seoul subway line Nos. 1 to 4 are over 50 years old.

      Seoul Metro in a crackdown on fare dodgers from March 7 to 18 nabbed 961 of them and fined them a combined W39.7 million (US$1=W1,142).

      Some 24.4 percent were in their 50s, 19.5 percent in their 60s, 16.9 percent in their teens, 14.1 percent in their 20s, 11.6 percent in their 30s, and 11.8 percent in their 40s.

      Fare dodging was most virulent on line No. 2 with 538 cases or 56 percent. Line No. 4 had 253 cases, line No. 3 88, and line No. 1 82.

      More women than men were caught, accounting for 62 percent.

      The number of nabbed fare dodgers overall rose by 30 percent from 14,538 in 2014 to 21,431 last year. 

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