Subway crime doesn't exist!
That's the claim Mayor Bloomberg made on WOR radio Friday, saying "there is no crime on the subway from a practical sense."
Bloomberg, a frequent 6-train commuter, was responding to a question about whether crime would increase if the MTA cuts 450 token booth clerks as planned.
He estimated there are five crimes a day on subways - "given that we have five million people that take the subway a day, that is essentially zero."
He credited the NYPD and transit workers for keeping subways safe - even though the Daily News reported this week that cops are handing out fewer fare-evasion tickets even as officials say more riders are beating fares.
The cash-strapped MTA is threatening to cut the clerks to save money, a move Bloomberg defended.
"You can say, 'Well let's not cut that.' Excuse me, what do you want to cut?" he said.
Like they say in the Wizard of Oz, you just have to believe!
And keep repeating so you keep believing!
There's no crime on the subway, there's no crime on the subway!
See? Wasn't that easy?
Now repeat after me - graduation rates and test scores are, graduation rates and test scores are up!