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MTA to Use Cameras in Fight Against Sex Assaults Underground

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The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has a new plan to fight sexual assaults and lewdness in the city's mass transit system.

New subway cars purchased under next year's capital plan will include security cameras.

Subway maps will list the locations of all NYPD stations in the system, and victims will be able to report incidents on the MTA website.

The plan also includes more training for MTA personnel on how to handle such cases.

A recent study on subway crime found over 3,000 cases of sexual misconduct on subways were reported between 2008 and 2013.

The 4, 5 and 6 lines were named as the worst, with problems most often occurring during the morning rush hours.

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