Subway crime keeps going up—especially the theft of pricey gadgets like iPhones and iPads—and the NYPD keeps escalating its responses. Since apparently the expanded police presence on weekends (dubbed Operation Total iMpact) isn't cutting it, the NYPD is now going to start sending out "dozens of additional decoy officers into the subway" to try and catch some crooks. What a job!

This year subway crime has increased by 16 percent since 2010, with a 23 percent spike in larcenies. According to the Wall Street Journal, "the additional officers being assigned to decoy operations have either finished or are currently in the process of undergoing a five-day intensive training program" and will be "backed by a team of undercover officers trying to blend in," while "the decoys will mimic the characteristics of subway-crime victims." So expect to see even more fools holding their phones loosely at their side while standing next to the subway doors.

The MTA and the NYPD are keeping mum about the exact number of decoys who will be hitting the rails, but more information is expected at a meeting of MTA top brass scheduled for tonight.