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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Safer Subways in NY

NEW YORK () -- Serious crime in New York City's subways fell 17.9 percent in the first six months of this year and has declined nearly by half since 1990, transit officials said.

The biggest decreases in crime were in the categories of robbery, grand larceny and burglary, according to crime statistics released Wednesday.

This year's decrease in reported underground felonies was the largest since 1990, when the Transit Authority received $40 million in state money for personnel and equipment, officials said.