NYC subway crime drops by almost 30% in first month of 2023

Subway crime dropped by almost 30% final month as the town rides the momentum from the ultimate weeks of 2022, new information exhibits.

The NYPD recorded 145 main felonies on the underground in January, down from 205 over the identical interval in 2022, in line with police information obtained by The Post.

That’s additionally almost half the tally of January 2020, when cops logged 261 main crimes.

The largest lower was in grand l arcenies, with a 44% dip from 97 to 54.

Robbery additionally noticed a 20% drop from 58 to 46.

There had been three fewer felony assaults on the subway system recorded final month in comparison with the prior yr, 43 vs 46.

Major crime on the underground noticed an almost 30% dip in January.
Christopher Sadowski

Image of police outside subway entrance
The NYPD has elevated police presence on the subway over the few months.
Christopher Sadowski

The lower comes simply days after Mayor Eric Adams and Gov. Kathy Hochul credited the subway security plan that flooded the system with cops final October for lowering the speed of crime on the rails.