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Recently, the MTA has been doing a public awareness campaign regarding sexual harassment on the subway. As a New Yorker, I've seen all kinds of crazy things on the train, but I've never witnessed this occurring myself in the years that I've lived here. While I don't doubt that isolated incidents may occur, I am skeptical that the extent of this problem is widespread enough to warrant a PSA announcement.

Has there been an unusual increase in sexual harassment/assault reports from within the NYC subway system which can be correlated with this PSA campaign?

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    This page doesn't claim there's been an unusual increase, just that there has been some: "The new web page is the result of discussions between the MTA and advocates for victims of sexual harassment and sexual violence concerned about continued complaints from riders about incidents that occur on the subway." – ChrisW Apr 21 '15 at 20:55
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    So at the moment IMO your question is off-topic because IMO there no 'notable claim' that there has been "an unusual increase". – ChrisW Apr 21 '15 at 20:56
  • And of course, whatever the frequency of such incidents may be, whether it is "widespread enough to warrant a PSA announcement" is strictly a matter of opinion. – Nate Eldredge Apr 22 '15 at 5:59

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