Sex crimes in the subway on the rise: MTA

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BROOKLYN – Sex crimes have surged in the city subways this year, according to the MTA.

There were 343 sex crimes reported during the first half of 2015, a 7.5 percent increase from the same period last year, according to MTA's transit chief Joseph Fox.

Most of the crimes involved sexual abuse and forcible touching, and there is no rise in rape, Fox said.

Grand Central, Union Square and Times Square round out the top three places where these incidents happen. More than 50 percent occur between 6 a.m. and noon, officials said.

Fox released this information during an MTA board meeting Monday.

He promises the NYPD is working to battle the upswing by training more female officers to work undercover.