MTA Installs Security Cameras in Every One of City’s 472 Subway Stations
All of New York City’s 472 subway stations are now equipped with security cameras, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) said today.
Last year amidst rising subway crime, the MTA increased its efforts to put security cameras every subway station citywide, and now, for the first time, all 472 stations are covered.
The MTA, which completed installing security cameras in every subway station ahead of schedule, the agency is not yet done.
To maximize video coverage even further, the transit agency said that it will continue to place more cameras to both catch criminals and to serve as a deterrent to crime.
Although crime in the subways spiked earlier in the year, major felonies in the subway system are now down more than 20%, and arrests are up almost 29%, the NYPD has reported.