NYC: Number of Subway Attacks and Murders Rising

People who claim there is too much crime on the subway are de facto antisemites.

After all, America only has so much money. We can’t be fixing the subway when Israel is in need.

We also need to think about the Ukraine and threats to Vietnamese fishing rights.

New York Post:

Crime on the subways has become significantly more violent since the pandemic with the number of felony assaults soaring when compared to pre-pandemic levels, an analysis by The Post revealed.

The number of attacks on trains that left victims injured jumped 53% from 2023’s 570 felony assaults to the 373 reported in 2019, according to stats.

Those 200 extra felony assaults meant that attacks resulting in substantial injury accounted for 25% of 2,285 major crimes reported on trains and in stations in 2023, compared to just 15% of the 2,499 major crimes in 2019, the data show.

Ridership remains down about 30% compared to the pre-pandemic years. These days approximately 4 million people ride the subways a day during the week, compared to 5.5 million in the run-up to COVID’s arrival and the city’s shutdown, according to estimates.

The surge in attacks underground that left victims injured and in need of treatment comes as the transit system sees a surge in murders.

There were three murders underground in 2019 compared to 10 in 2022 and five in 2023, according to the analysis.

There have already been three murders in the first three months of 2024, the data show.

Without the surge in assaults, overall crime in the transit system would be roughly in line with the rates seen underground before the pandemic when adjusting for ridership.

The surge in violence has left cops and criminal justice experts flummoxed, with no clear explanation of what is driving the disturbing trend.

I’m just gonna go ahead and throw out a guess: it’s probably black people.

I think it might have been a mistake to tell blacks they wouldn’t be arrested for violent crime. From what we’ve seen, this makes them more likely to commit violent crime.