MTA: Increase in subway crimes in 2010

The MTA has announced an increase in subway crimes throughout the city over the past year.The agency said the numbers have risen from 545 crimes

BROOKLYN - The MTA has announced an increase in subway crimes throughout the city over the past year.

The agency said the numbers have risen from 545 crimes last year to 711 in 2010.

On the subways, though, felony assault is up 21 percent, burglary is up 200 percent and grand larceny is up six percent. Police are still investigating two cases of cell phone theft from November.

However, city reports say major crimes like murder and rape are down 50 percent, and robbery is down an average of one percent.

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