New York City Mayor Bloomberg recently said that theft of iOS devices, such as the iPhone, iPod touch and the iPad, is to blame for higher crime rates in the city. Mayor Bloomberg noted the rise in crime while speaking to reporters on Friday, The New York Times said. There were 3,484 more major crimes in 2012 than there were in 2012 during the same sampled time period, and thefts of Apple built products increased by 3,890 reported incidents.
“If you just took away the jump in Apple, we’d be down for the year,” Bloomberg’s press secretary Marc La Vorgna said during the press conference.
As a New York City resident myself, there are plenty of warnings around the city that advise commuters to avoid showing electronic devices in public. One dead giveaway, and likely a reason that Apple’s products are often stolen, are the white headphones popping outside of people’s pockets and hoodies.