• Short Summary

    In New York City, a major offensive was launched against crime in the subway system on Monday night (19 March).

  • Description

    In New York City, a major offensive was launched against crime in the subway system on Monday night (19 March). More than 800 uniformed policemen began patrols during high crime hours. The instigator of this action, Mayor Ed Koch, has pledged that he will reduce the violence that has seen eight people murdered this year and numerous assaults. During the first ten hours of increased police patrols the number of crimes dropped from fifteen to four. Last year almost 13,000 crimes were reported on the system. Mayor Koch's programme followed a public outcry that the New York subway was becoming increasingly dangerous. ITNA'S Rich Brown reports.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA88OPWUXLYVRG5WGUFQL1W7JLQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA88OPWUXLYVRG5WGUFQL1W7JLQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/03/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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