MTA says transit crime down in November despite recent attacks
The MTA held a public meeting on Tuesday, where officials spoke with riders about what they’re doing to combat transit crimes.
MTA CEO Janno Lieber says transit crime is down 13% for the month of November. He says the MTA has seen a sizable dip in crime since the mayor and governor took action back in October to increase the number of NYPD officers and MTA police in the subways.
Transit riders shared mixed emotions during the meeting, with some agreeing that increased police presence is working while others say more needs to be done before they feel truly safe.
New Yorkers have seen several violent attacks on the subway recently, including on Monday night when a man was stabbed in the shoulder at the Fordham subway station in the Bronx.
The MTA says its mission to combat violence in the transit system is far from done, as it plans to include more cameras in subways, significant care for anyone experiencing mental health issues and more outreach to help homeless New Yorkers on the subways.