Subway robbery suspects are feeling good in November.
According to the latest crime data, subway robbery cases have soared in November from 60 in October to 88 last month.
The data also showed that overall felonies — including grand larceny and assault — jumped 45 percent month-over-month.
The NYPD record for its part showed a 79 percent increase in hate crimes, driven by a 240 percent spike in attacks based on sexual orientation and a 233 percent spike in anti-Asian attacks.
Before the release of the latest data, MTA Chairman Janno Lieber earlier said last week that he remained focused on rider safety despite transit crime rates trending down over the summer and fall.
Despite the soaring subway robbery cases, it is good to note that overall major felonies are down 3.6 percent this year compared to 2020.
In view of the series of subway robberies, Lieber has pushed NYPD to increase its visibility in the transit system.
“The mayor-elect has said again and again that we need to get more transit cops off desks and into the subway system, better dispersed to cover more area,” Adams’ spokesman Evan Thies said.