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Crime Keeping NYC Workers From Returning to the Office: Survey

According to a survey, an overwhelming majority of private sector workers in New York City say they do not want to return to office work as long as crime in the subway system and on the streets continues to rise.

A poll conducted by Morning Consult found that 94% said not enough is being done to tackle homelessness and mental illness in the city. A majority also said the local government had failed to tackle abuse and gun violence.

About three in four (74%) commuters who use public transport to get to work said safety has worsened since the coronavirus pandemic began two years ago.

The survey found that 84% of private sector workers think conditions in the city have gotten worse over the past two years, while 40% said they are considering moving out of Manhattan altogether.

When asked if they were optimistic or pessimistic about the city’s future, only 38% said they were optimistic, while 28% said they were pessimistic. More than 30% said they were not sure.

A survey of New York-based private sector workers found they are concerned about the citywide rise in homelessness and mental illness.
A survey of New York-based private sector workers found they are concerned about the citywide rise in homelessness and mental illness.
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Two dozen shootings occurred over the past weekend.
Two dozen shootings occurred over the past weekend.
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Despite the pessimism, the overwhelming majority of respondents said they felt an obligation to help the city recover.

According to the poll, 72 percent agreed with the statement, “I am committed to NYC and want to be a part of its recovery.” Only 17% said they disagreed with the statement, while 12% replied “don’t know”.

A majority (36%) of respondents live in Manhattan, with 25% in the outskirts. The other respondents live in either New Jersey, Connecticut, Long Island and the northern suburbs.

New York City Mayor Eric Adams has urged companies to bring their employees back into the office.
New York City Mayor Eric Adams has urged companies to bring their employees back into the office.
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New York City Mayor Eric Adams, the former transit cop who ran a platform to reduce crime across the city, has urged companies to get their employees back into offices to revitalize local economies.

Adams called police on the carpet this week over the two dozen shootings that occurred over the past weekend – prompting the NYPD to scramble to get more cops onto the streets to deal with some “broken window” guidelines ‘, The Post has learned.

Adams spoke to senior NYPD officials on Tuesday about the spike in bloodshed that has left 29 people injured ahead of his scheduled news conference about the department’s new anti-gun units, law enforcement sources said Wednesday.

https://nypost.com/2022/03/25/crime-keeping-nyc-workers-from-returning-to-office-poll/ Crime Keeping NYC Workers From Returning to the Office: Survey

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