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New York’s MTA Chief Vows to Blunt Subway Crime After 8 Murders in 2021

  • Harassment and assaults have spiked on the NYC subway system
  • Riders will see uniformed police on subway cars and stations
Janno Lieber, the MTA’s chief executive officer. 

Janno Lieber, the MTA’s chief executive officer. 

Photographer: Paul Frangipane/Bloomberg
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The head of New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority pledged to work with the city’s police department to decrease crime on a transit system that saw 8 murders in 2021, the most since at least 1997.

Earlier this month, a 40-year-old manager at consulting firm Deloitte died after being pushed onto the tracks at the Times Square subway station. Harassment and assaults have also increased on the city’s subway system as crime rises throughout the city, an issue Mayor Eric Adams addressed Monday when he released a public safety plan.