Subway crime still outpacing ridership despite drop in March

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Subway crime rates dropped in March compared to the previous month, according to newly-released NYPD stats — but remain far higher than where they stood pre-pandemic.

The subways saw 2.32 felony crimes per million riders in March 2021 — compared to 2.65 felonies per million riders the previous month and a comparatively puny 1.47 crimes per million riders across the year 2019.

Last month’s 118 major felonies in the subway system were 32.6 percent fewer than the 175 that recorded in March 2020 — half of which the city spent under COVID-19 lockdown, according to stats prepared for Wednesday’s upcoming MTA board meeting.

Major felonies — murder, rape, robbery, larceny, assault and burglary — are down 53.1 percent year-over-year, NYPD said.

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