NY: Arrests for Transit Fare Evasion Surge in Recent Years, Putting it Among City's Top Offenses Leading to Jail

The turnstile has become one of the city’s biggest pipelines to the jail cell.

Fare-beating busts have surged in recent years, and so has the number of people doing time for the $2.50 crime — making it one of the top charges that has led to incarcerations, a Daily News analysis has found ...

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