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Report: Subway crime up 5 percent

Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Manhattans downtown skyline is muted in fog as a subway train leaves a Brooklyn station in New York , Friday Oct. 7, 2005. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Manhattan's downtown skyline is muted in fog as a subway train leaves a Brooklyn station in New York , Friday Oct. 7, 2005. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Straphangers may feel the city's subway system is a little less safe these days.

Subway crime is up 5 percent.

The increase could be age-related, as the NYPD says 15 percent of all subway crime is committed by teenagers.

The most common crimes include stealing cell phones and iPods.

Subway crime is still about 55 percent lower than it was just six years ago.

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