Report: LES Subway Stations Appear on 25 Most Dangerous List

Posted on: December 3rd, 2018 at 5:05 am by

East Broadway station, Madison St. entrance

Two of the city’s most dangerous subway stations are located on the Lower East Side, according to a recent study based on open records data.

Auto Insurance Center (of all places) analyzed crime statistics from 2017 using the city’s Open Data module, and assembled a list of the most dangerous subway stations. The data points were split into two buckets – incidents inside the station versus those within 100 feet of each subway stop (i.e. crimes entering/exiting).

East Broadway is ranked twelfth in the category of most dangerous when accounting for crimes committed inside the station proper. However, if adjusted to include numbers outside the turnstiles, the station fell to number twenty-two.

This is not a shock. At least with regard to East Broadway. This deep train station is teeming with open space, and is essentially an ongoing homeless encampment. Not to mention the near constant hustle of “swipe swindlers” who break the fare machines to solicit passengers in need of Metrocards.

The Delancey Street-Essex Street station, meanwhile, is twentieth when accounting for crimes below ground, and drops off the list regarding crime within the 100-foot radius.

Below is a side-by-side visual analysis of both scenarios:

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