- Associated Press - Thursday, July 24, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - The NYPD’s crackdown on sex crimes in the subway system has resulted in an increase of arrests this year.

The Daily News (https://nydn.us/1oguKK9 ) says police made 128 arrests on charges of sex abuse and forcible touching through last Sunday. That’s a 23 percent increase over the same period last year.

Police say the rise in arrests stems in part from more plainclothes officers in the subway being on a lookout for sexual predators.

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton earlier this year promised to crack down on quality-of-life issues in the subways.

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