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Subway Sex Crimes Up 52 Percent Over 3 Years, But Arrests Lag, Report Finds

(DNAINFO)  Gwynn Hogan | June 10, 2017 — Reports of sex crimes in the subway are up 52 percent over a three year period, but arrests have lagged, according to a report published Tuesday that advocates for tougher sentences for subway gropers.

There were 941 reports of sex crimes on subways in 2016, which included 454 cases of forcible touching, 126 sex abuse cases and 286 cases of public lewdness, according to the report pieced together from NYPD data published by Staten Island State Senator Diane Savino.

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