Spike in Subway Crime Has Officials Putting More Police Underground

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Currents News Staff

City and state leaders are scrambling after a recent string of subway crimes have left many terrified to take mass transit.

On Sunday a 14-year-old girl was stabbed on a train in Manhattan after she got into a fight with two other teenage girls.

Later that day an attacker punched a 62-year-old man in the back of the head, knocking the victim onto the tracks in a Mott Haven subway station.

On Friday, a 32-year-old waiter suffered a broken collarbone in an unprovoked attack in Brooklyn.

According to the victim’s mother, the attack left her son traumatized to the point of being suicidal.

These are just some of the latest incidents of crime in the city’s subway system.

According to NYPD, as of October 17th, reported transit crimes increased 41% compared to the same time last year.

Because of that sharp rise Mayor Eric Adams and Governor Kathy Hochul have unveiled a new plan to stop subway crime, and it involves more police being deployed underground.