Despite series of fatal pushes, report claims crime is down in NYC subways

Posted at 12:42 PM, Mar 11, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-11 12:42:46-04

Despite the recent deaths of victims getting pushed from platforms, a new report suggests crime is down in subways.

Cops say thefts, robberies and assaults and down 7 percent since last summer and are also down 16 percent this year.

They say the reason for the decline is “brilliant police work” targeting hot spots, increased police presence and sting operations against iPhone thieves.