Taxi Rape Culture in New York City

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After a night out getting pawed by drunken Wall Street brokers, most women would like to think the ride home in a taxi is about the safest place you can be. No longer.

In fact, according to NYC Police Commissioner Bill Bratton, sex assault by taxi drivers is on the rise and taxis have become even less safe than the subway, by far.

Bratton told a New York radio station, “One of the areas of concern that we have is particularly young women coming out of clubs and bars, particularly in Manhattan and certain areas of Brooklyn. They’re by themselves and intoxicated getting into a cab . . . and we’ve seen an increase in assaults in those instances, so we’re encouraging women to adopt the buddy system.”

Instances of rape climbed 6 percent last year with stranger rape climbing 49 percent. Of the stranger rapes, a full 10 percent were committed by cab drivers.

Statistics from 2015 show that taxi rape outnumbered subway rape by 14-1.

There have already been two reported rapes by cab drivers in the 7-day-old new year.

With subway sex crimes on the rise, homeless growing, and now a taxi rape culture, New Yorkers may begin to question the wisdom of electing the most leftist mayor in New York City history.

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