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NY Post: Subway crime rate drops closer to pre-COVID levels after police surge

Subway ridership increased in June while crime dropped in the system, according new data released ahead of this week’s MTA board and committing meetings.

A total of 111 major felonies occurred on the subways in June — down from 168 the previous month, according to NYPD data to be shown to board members on Monday.

Adjusted for ridership, crime dropped from 2.87 felonies per million riders in May to 1.77 felonies per million riders in June — the closest its come to pre-pandemic levels since March 2020.

Subway crime rates soared amid the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and 2021 compared to 2019, when NYPD recorded a comparatively scant 1.47 felonies million riders.

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