The latest data from NYPD has shown that more commuters are now using the New York City subway due to the drop of major felonies in one of the city’s top transport systems.
The NYPD data shows that 10 million more riders rode the subway in September.
The entry of more riders is attributed to the drop of crimes in the subway as there are only 40 robberies, 85 grand larcenies, and 34 felony assaults across the MTA’s 472 subway stations in October.
The numbers are lower than the 52, 96, and 36 data during the previous month.
The overall data has shown that October saw 161 major felonies on the underground rail network — compared to 184 last month and 154 in October 2020.
In a statement, MTA spokesman Aaron Donovan cited the reduced crime to an NYPD surge on trains and platforms that began in May, as well as increased ridership making the system safer in general.
“Riders are coming back and crime is coming down, which are favorable, self-reinforcing trends for the MTA and New York City,” Donovan said.
“The NYPD surged officers into the subway system this summer as the MTA accelerated roll-out of security cameras, reaching all 472 stations. Criminals who prey on transit riders know investigators will have their picture and justice will catch up with them,” Donovan added.