Fare evaders driving increase in more serious NYPD transit crime, officials say

Police brass say subway crime is being driven by fare evaders who disregard the obligation to pay for their ride as much as they disregard the safety of others.

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Police brass say fare evaders are doing more than just short-changing the MTA; they’re also responsible for the uptick in reported subway crime.

NYPD statistics release last week, which amNewYork Metro previously reported, showed that more than 70% of all transit crime stems from robberies and grand larcenies. Now, police officials note, those crimes are

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