NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – There’s a drop in the number of arrests for subway fare evaders in New York City, but a sharp increase in the number of summonses being issued.
During a recent rush hour, Inside Edition cameras caught 58 fare evaders during just one hour at a subway station on West 14th Street.READ MORE: Hochul Urges New Yorkers To Get Vaccinated As Omicron Variant Detected Over Border In OntarioOmicron Variant: 1st North American Case Detected In Ontario
Subway riders were seen jumping the turnstile instead of swiping to pay the $2.75 fare.
Across the city, the NYPD says they issued 61,089 summonses through Oct. 20, 2019. That’s compared to 39,764 during the same time period last year.MORE NEWS: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial Set To Start Monday In Manhattan