A survey released on Wednesday showed that most New Yorkers want more cops in the subways and do not feel safe riding the trains at night.
The Quinnipiac University poll made on April 28 through May 2 of 1,249 registered voters in the city showed 86% of respondents wanted more police officers in the mass transit system, where major felonies are up 63% so far this year from the same period of 2021.
The poll also shows that 61% said they feel unsafe riding at night, compared with 43% of respondents who fear the trains during the daytime.
Sources said subway ridership is down 40% from before the pandemic.
Meanwhile, MTA Chairman Janno Lieber also on Wednesday cited the fear of crime as a reason riders are staying away.
“What people are feeling is a sense of disorder in the system,” Lieber said.