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Old 11-13-2010, 04:57 PM
 
Location: North shore, Long Island
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New York Subway Safety - accidents, crashes, suicides and deaths

Is it New Yorkers, Long Islanders or tourists that are making this a dangerous subway station?
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Old 11-13-2010, 08:13 PM
 
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oh yea penn station is scary very scary. after reading this article, im going to get off at jamaica, and take the E train to the city.

last line in the article "having said that, walking along any street in New York City may have a higher risk."
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Old 11-13-2010, 10:18 PM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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Thats not the LIRR , thats the Regular NYC Subway Penn station stop.
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Old 11-14-2010, 04:50 AM
 
Location: now nyc
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Penn Station probably has the most foot traffic of any other Train Stop in the country, so technically, the more people you have; the higher likelihood for a crime to happen.

But I can see why Penn Station would have a high crime rate; everybody's in a rush and all and this creates a perfect environment for pick pocketers, etc, etc.
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Old 11-14-2010, 05:58 AM
 
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Oh sure, Penn is the most dangerous station on the LIRR. Guess no one has passed the East New York station lately!!!!
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Old 11-14-2010, 07:24 AM
 
Location: North shore, Long Island
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Oh sure, Penn is the most dangerous station on the LIRR. Guess no one has passed the East New York station lately!!!!

I was waiting for someone to make a statement like this but it's nice to see that Long Island Person was first to post and intelligent enough to understand the reason why the Penn station subway stop would be the most dangerous station. Thanks LIP for using logic over negative perceptions to understand a situation.
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Old 11-14-2010, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Copiague, NY
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New York Subway Safety - accidents, crashes, suicides and deaths
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Is it New Yorkers, Long Islanders or tourists that are making this a dangerous subway station?

The most dangerous stations in the New York Subway system are, surprisingly, in many affluent areas of the city. In 2005 and 2006,
the largest numbers of reported assaults occurred at the West 4th station, Penn Station, 2nd Avenue Station, Grand Central Station,
and the 86th Street and 125th Street stations on the East Side -- but even those were very small numbers when compared to the total
amount of travelers in the New York Subway System - which totals over 4 million a day. Homicides and rapes in the subway are, thankfully,
extraordinarily rare. Not surprisingly, most criminal incidents occur at the busiest stations, where there are the most people. Analyzing criminal
incident data from the last 10 years, the 23rd Street stations at Broadway and 6th Ave have had the single worst most shocking incidents -

Penn Station has experienced the highest amount of incidents per subway traveler, giving it the most dubious accolade of most dangerous
station in the New York Subway System
- having said that, walking along any street in New York City may have a higher risk.
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Old 11-15-2010, 09:04 AM
 
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Subway is not the LIRR, it seems that this is eluding to the NYCTA subway station at 34 St - Pennsylvania Station. Remember that NYP is shared by LIRR, NJT, NYCTA, and Amtrak (which actually owns it all). But I'm sure that this is the LIRR's fault anyway.
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Old 11-15-2010, 10:23 AM
 
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It is. It's the subway station not Penn station itself but the LIRR is in the lower part of Penn station and shares the same element, unlike NJT and Amtrak.
What is the difference? They are all connected by hallways or stairways.
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Old 11-15-2010, 10:45 AM
 
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It is. It's the subway station not Penn station itself but the LIRR is in the lower part of Penn station and shares the same element, unlike NJT and Amtrak.
huh?
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