NEW YORK - The NYPD says that there has been a rise in subway crimes in New York City. Police figures show that there has been a 25% jump in felony crimes in the transit system.
At a Monday morning MTA board meeting, police said there were 96 grand larcenies in the subway system in September. That's compared to 64 grand larcenies in August and 55 of them in July.
Subway robberies also jumped by 18% in September. There were 52 last month compared to 44 in August.
The MTA says attacks on its workers are also a growing concern.
The rise in crime comes after police reported a drop in crimes in the spring. The drop was credited on the MTA adding 200 private security guards and the city deploying more uniformed police officers to the subway system.
The crimes come as more people are going back into the subway system. Ridership is increasing to nearly pre-pandemic levels.
There have been a number of high-profile crimes in the subway over the past several months.
In May, a group roamed the subway in Manhattan and slashed, beat, and robbed several people on the 4, 5, and 6 lines.
Earlier this month, a woman was severely injured when a woman pushed her into a moving train in Times Square.