NYPD data shows 87% subway crime spike in the Bronx

The uptick also comes as police say 45-year-old William Alvarez was shot and killed aboard a Bronx D train at the 182-183rd Street station last Friday.

Samantha Chaney

Feb 27, 2024, 6:19 PM

Updated 55 days ago

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It's been a scary two weeks for Bronx commuters riding trains and buses.
According to the NYPD, subway crime in the borough has skyrocketed 87% compared to this same time last year. To combat the issue, Charlton D'souza, president of Passengers United, says he would like to see more police visibly walking up and down the platforms and riding the train throughout the day.
"The subway system right now is in a state of emergency," said D'souza.
Last week, Mayor Adams announced the NYPD will be fulfilling that request, adding more police throughout the transit system for 12-hour tours.
The NYPD announced a rise in crime throughout the city of more than 22% compared to the first two months of last year. The uptick also comes as police say 45-year-old William Alvarez was shot and killed aboard a Bronx D train at the 182-183rd Street station last Friday.
On that same day, police say a woman was slashed in the face aboard an MTA Bx2 bus at the intersection of East Tremont Avenue and Grand Concourse, within the same two weeks of two other violent attacks.
On Feb. 15, police say a 35-year-old man was attacked and stabbed in the head aboard an MTA Bx19 bus following a verbal dispute with a group of people. Just three days before, police say six people were shot on a 4-train platform at the Mount Eden Avenue subway station, one of them died.


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