“Most violent crime in New York City is down” and “adding more cops to the subway isn’t solving” the rail system’s crime problems, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) claimed in an interview on Tuesday.
Rep. Ocasio-Cortez made the claims during an appearance on “The Breakfast Club”:
“A lot of people think that crime is up, when we actually see that shootings are down, when we see that huge indicators on the most violent crime in New York City is down.”
“Subway crime is up, but let’s also note that subway crime is up after they committed so many more officers to the subway system.
“So that also tells us from a policy perspective, adding more cops to the subway isn’t solving this problem.”
However, The Daily Mail reports that the city’s own crime statistics show double-digit increases in key violent crime categories, and 31% overall, year-to-date through October 16:
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