Hold onto your iPhone! Just in time for our new cellphones on the subway world order comes word that it isn't your imagination—crime on the rails is going off the rails. According to NYPD crime statistics obtained by NBC, crime in the subways is up 16.6 percent since the same period last year.

According to the police, most of the problem remains grand larcenies—seriously, people, don't stand next to the door loosely gripping your iPhones—but there is also some evidence that attacks on women are on the rise. As for more details on subway crime, the NYPD has not been incredibly forthcoming.

Worried about criminal activity on the subway? The NYPD has a bunch of tips (which all seem pretty obvious) on staying safe there. And also, it is important to remember it is all relative. Despite this recent jump, it used to be much worse.