NYC Mayor Claims Subways Are The Safest ‘On The Globe’

In the past few months, viral videos of crimes committed in the New York City subway system have been shared on social media, depicting what many New Yorkers have to endure daily. New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D) insists that the numbers show that subway crime is down.

“We’re down. We’re down 24% in March,” Adams said. “We’re down in February. Can we please stop saying we’re up in crime in our subway system? We are not.”

While Adams believes that crime is down, an anonymous source from the New York Police Department (NYPD) last month reported that the numbers appear low because many New Yorkers decide not to report subway crimes. The source went on to say that the numbers Adams refers to are a “complete joke.”

According to the source, many New Yorkers who are robbed or assaulted do not press charges because they know that the suspect will not be apprehended so they don’t bother filing a report, which would make the statistics invalid.

Adams was even more in denial, saying that the city was the “safest big city” in the country.

“New Yorkers are safe on our subway system,’’ he said. “I’m down there talking to the passengers, communicating with them. And many of them keep saying over and over again as we move through the subway system, they say to me, ‘Eric, can people stop saying we unsafe down here?’ It’s the best subway system on the globe.”

“This is the safest big city in America, and the numbers reflect that. And the movement of the police department continues to reflect that,” he continued.

It seems like every week, New Yorkers post videos on social media showing heinous crimes being committed in the subway.

Even after New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) deployed 750 National Guard troops to help the NYPD patrol the subway, it did not seem to deter criminals. Nor did the extra 800 police officers.

Last week, a female NYPD officer suffered a broken nose after being punched while attempting to stop an assailant from evading paying the fare, according to OANN.

A 48-year-old man was stabbed last Sunday while on a No. 2 train after another passenger pulled a knife on him, attempting to rob him. There are countless videos of individuals being pushed onto the tracks.

While Adams boasts about the safety of the subway, it remains to be seen how he could draw that conclusion.