NYC’s Subways Are a Great Place to Steal Gadgets

08.31.11 Bucky Turco

According to statistics cited by the Daily News, straphangers are increasingly getting robbed for their valuables while riding NYC transit, specifically gadgets and any electronic device proceeded by the lower case letter “i.”

Despite the mild spike in crime underground, the paper is quick to remind its readers that things are still way better than they used to be circa 1990:

Systemwide, there are about seven crimes a day on the subways. Crime on the rails has plummeted 35% since 1990, when there were an average of 48 crimes a day in the system.