Cell Phone Thefts Rise 30% in Major U.S. Cities

Posted on December 29, 2012

ABC News reports on an increase in tech crime in major U.S. cities. Apple products are the prime target of tech thieves. Mayor Bloomberg told ABC News that "if you took out thefts of Apple products...our total crime rate would be lower than it was last year."

Smartphones like the iPhone are not only expensive items, but they contain your personal data that thieves may be able to resell. Cell phone thefts are up 30% to 40% in major cities. Scary video footage even shows a thief putting a woman in a headlock and then stealing her iPhone. Take a look:

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