A woman was stabbed 13 times as she waited for a J train at the Bowery stop on Saturday afternoon. The Queens woman, a home care attendant, was attacked from behind, as a man grabbed her purse then punching and stabbing her. She is hospitalized and her son was angry about the lack of police presence in that particular subway. That was something Gothamist wondered about: Even though police presence is ramped up in certain stations, there are simply so many of them, and ones that are traditionally quiet, like ones for the J/M/Z would seem to get lost in the shuffle. Something else that we'd heard has stuck: There's a hypothesis that subway crime is up because the criminals that would have jumped turnstiles (and been caught by police) are now simply paying the fare and getting on subways.

NYC Subway on the Bowery J station.