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NYPD: Tickets For Subway Fare Beating Skyrocketing In NYC, Fewer Arrests Being Made

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – There's a drop in the number of arrests for subway fare evaders in New York City, but a sharp increase in the number of summonses being issued.

During a recent rush hour, Inside Edition cameras caught 58 fare evaders during just one hour at a subway station on West 14th Street.

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Subway riders were seen jumping the turnstile instead of swiping to pay the $2.75 fare.

Across the city, the NYPD says they issued 61,089 summonses through Oct. 20, 2019. That's compared to 39,764 during the same time period last year.

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