Police say subway crime is down
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NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. -- Some good news for straphangers. The New York City Police Department said crime is down in the subway so far this year.
NYPD numbers show subway robberies are down more than 40 percent in January and February, compared with the same months last year. Police said there were 97 incidents in the first two months of 2013, compared with more than 170 last year.
The number of grand larcenies in the subway were also down in January and February.
Other statistics, like felony assaults, are about the same, though, looking at those same months.