Smelly, overcrowded, under-maintained, the subway is the unpleasant communal cesspool that all but the richest New Yorkers must endure together. But as terrible as the MTA can seem, the fact is that it has never been safer in its more-than-100-year history. Whereas graffiti-covered cars once played host to gangs and addicts, the metro of the 21st century is no longer a bastion of criminal activity and illicit behavior. Still, with 468 stations and 842 miles of track to police, there will forver be shady goings-on beneath the streets. Things may not have turned out like The Warriors, but you can still read on for some of the most common crimes modern MTA police have to deal with on a daily basis. 

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