Report: Rockaway Subway Stations Among Highest In Crime
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Four of the top 10 stations with the highest crime rate are on the Rockaway Peninsula, according to a comprehensive subway safety report released by the New York Daily News.
Topping the list is the hub to get to the beach, the Broad Channel station. Nearly half of the reported crimes there happened during the summer months, WCBS 880′s Monica Miller reported.
The stops with the most crime are Times Square, 125th Street and Union Square.
The Daily News used statistics from the NYPD and Metropolitan Transportation Authority over a five-year period ending June 30, 2013. When taking into account subway ridership, which increased 4.7 percent, the crime rate decreased by more than 16 percent, the newspaper reported.
Larceny is the most frequently reported activity, with 13,000 incidents on record. Nearly 70 percent of all the robberies involved physical force or the threat of physical force.
The prime time for criminal activity is 3 p.m., when schools let out.
Straphangers were the most safest in Manhattan’s Financial District.
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