“Most violent crime in New York City is down” and “adding more cops to the subway isn’t solving” the rail system’s crime problems, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) claimed in an interview on Tuesday.
Rep. Ocasio-Cortez made the claims during an appearance on “The Breakfast Club”:
“A lot of people think that crime is up, when we actually see that shootings are down, when we see that huge indicators on the most violent crime in New York City is down.”
“Subway crime is up, but let’s also note that subway crime is up after they committed so many more officers to the subway system.
“So that also tells us from a policy perspective, adding more cops to the subway isn’t solving this problem.”
However, The Daily Mail reports that the city’s own crime statistics show double-digit increases in key violent crime categories, and 31% overall, year-to-date through October 16:
- Felony Assaults: Up 14.5%
- Rape: Up 11%
- Robbery: Up 34.2%
- Overall Crimes: Up 31.1%
In terms subway safety, CNN cites New York Police Department statistics to report that subway crime was up 41% year-to-date, as of late October.
Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s claim Tuesday that the addition of 1,200 more police to the subway system hasn’t helped is also dubious.
While subway crime may be up through the first 10 months of the year, the 1,200 new police officers did not begin patrolling the NYC subway system until October, the 10th month.
Additionally, The Daily Mail notes that the increase in the raw number of subway crimes may, at least in part, be tied to an increase in the number of people riding the subway:
“Crimes on the transit system are also up, but the crimes represent a small fraction of the passengers on the subway system and come as ridership has also increased.”
AOC: because sometimes having big boobs means you’re not just dumb, you’re also wrong about everything.
AOC has also officially decided that crime isn’t real, it’s just a social construct created by the patriarchy.
AOC’s intelligence can’t even fill up an A-cup.
If you don’t charge them, crime goes down! Its like magic!
Like the BLM riots or as the demoRATS called “the summer of love” meantime business burned and were looted to boot .