Felony Metro attacks did not slow down despite 140M fewer NYC riders

According to city figures, serious attacks in the New York City metro system have not diminished this year – despite more than 140 million fewer Strangers riding the rail.

The NYPD recorded 62 hooliganism attacks in the subway in the first six weeks of this year, as many as in the same period in 2020, police data show.

According to data from the MTA and NYPD, minor attacks have reduced by 45 percent as of February 14 this year, while by February 14 of this year – the average dipped by 70 percent.

Recent concerns between city officials and the New Yorker have returned after a series of high-profile acts of violence in the underground transit system.

Interim transit president Sarah Fienberg said Wednesday, “As you know the rideship is the way you know it, but crime is either up or steady, we would like to see it go down.”

Overall, major crimes on the metro are down nearly 60 percent – and, so are arrests, about half the number from last year for the first six weeks of the year, data show.

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207 Street subway station where one of the “A-Train Ripper” attacks occurred.
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The NYPD has deployed hundreds of police to the metro system to help deal with the recent state of the attacks, and the MTA has called for 1,000 more officers.

Feinberg said flooding the byways is not about “hiring a group of hired uniformed police officers to make arrests on rent theft.”

“It is about making sure the system has a presence. These officers are standing on platforms, they are stepping on trains, ”she said.

“The most important thing is that people are not only safe and secure, but they feel safe and secure, especially when we are trying to bring the city back.”

NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea, asked during Radio interview on 1010 wins

This week if they felt that 500 additional officers was sufficient, the department said “we are constantly evaluating the number we have.”

Taking subway passengers to 59th Street and Lexington Avenue station.

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59 and carrying subway passengers to Lexington Avenue station.

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Shia also said that suspects in transit attacks are often released by the court system – and citing a serial puncture that he is the poster boy for individualism.

“I think {police) is trying to help all the people of a city, including people with mental illness, including people who are homeless.” “But we also need to improve a situation, where we encounter the same people over and over again, and there seems to be no improvement.”

“What we can do, small improvements, when we catch people who commit crimes, they should be held accountable,” he said. “I saw a man attacking six different people last year.”

“How many people have to beat up before someone goes to jail, I’ll ask.”

According to police and court records, 48-year-old Jose Gonzalez has been busted six times for punching random victims, including a 74-year-old Bronx church deacon who was boarded in a subway car in January.

Half of the alleged attacks occurred in the transit system, records show.

“Don’t shout,” Gonzalez reportedly shouted to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Deacon Frederick Kur during the January 5 attack. “I felt like punching someone.”

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NYPD officers were on patrol at the 42nd Street metro station on February 16, 2021.

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On February 16, 2021, an NYPD officer was on patrol at the 42nd Street metro station.

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Records show that Gonzalez – who lives on the loose – was recently instigated on January 26 to allegedly punch a 48-year-old man in a No. 1 train.

On November 22, he was charged with punching a 20-year-old man at West 225th Street station in Melrose. On November 4, police said he was accused of punching a 34-year-old woman in the face on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.

On October 19, police said Gonzalez allegedly hit a 33-year-old man in the face at Bay Ridge.

Police said that on August 25, they allegedly punched a 53-year-old woman while trying to steal her phone at Riverside Boulevard and West 61st Street.

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NYPD officers were on patrol at the 59 St. Columbus Circle metro station on February 17, 2021.

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NYPD officers were on patrol at the 59 St. Columbus Circle metro station on February 17, 2021.

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Meanwhile, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday morning how to review City Metro Metro “Rigoberto Lopez, who has a history of mental issues, fell through the rift of the criminal justice system and social services.”

Additional reporting by Larry Selona, ​​Amanda Woods, David Mayer, Tina Moore and Jorge Fitz-Gibbon

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