According to the NY Post, New York Police Department recently released stats stating that felony crimes including murder, rape, and robbery have surged on the subway system by 40% so far this year compared to 2021.
The figures prepared for Tuesday’s MTA board committee meetings showed that at least 1,917 felony crimes were reported from January through October up from the 1,367 tallied during the same period last year. The October tally included three murders, two burglaries, 51 robberies, 46 felony assaults, and 108 grand larcenies, all increases from that month in 2021, according to police.
Killings in the subway system since 2020 have also skyrocketed to the highest annual levels in 25 years as the city grapples with an overall spike in random violence, NYPD stats show.
The system had seen nine murders so far this year as of Oct. 31, compared to six during that period last year, according to the newly released data.
A spokesman for the MTA Aaron Donovan said an influx of police officers announced last month by Gov. Kathy Hochul and Mayor Eric Adams has led to less crime.