New NYPD stats reveal crime on the decline in NYC
The NYPD released their latest collection of data regarding the city’s criminal activity.
According to the NYPD, major crimes in the city’s subway system have declined by over 19% this year. In February alone, they say 169 major crimes happened on the subway – still 9% less than the number in February 2022.
Officials credited these safer subways to the city’s investment into mass-transit security increases last October. In the first two months of 2023, the NYPD has conducted over 200,000 station inspections, an over 40% jump from last year.
"I wouldn't say that it's safe all of the time," said one commuter. "But I don't experience as much crime as it would have been."