Increase in NYC Crime Rate Blamed on Apple Device Theft

Increase in NYC Crime Rate Blamed on Apple Device Theft

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An increase in Apple device thefts this year may cause New York City to record its first increase in overall crime in 20 years, reports the WSJ.

As of Sunday, there were 94 fewer homicides this year than last. This marks a 18.5% drop over last year. In 2011 there 515 murders which was a 20.6% decline since May Bloomberg took office in January of 2002.

The number of shooting incidents is also down this year by 8.5% and the number of shooting victims is down 10.2%.

However, overall crime rate is up 3%. Why? An increase in the theft of Apple devices.

Overall crime in the five boroughs is up 3% so far this year, driven by the thefts of Apple products, Paul Browne, the department's top spokesman, confirmed. If Apple thefts had remained the same, "we would be experiencing a slight decline in crime citywide," Mr. Browne said.

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Increase in NYC Crime Rate Blamed on Apple Device Theft
Me - December 27, 2012 at 10:45pm
We need to ban Apple to reduce crimes.
Rdz - December 27, 2012 at 1:21pm
I live in New York and it's true. Really ridiculous crimes have been over apple products but I don't think it's apple's fault. Humans are just petty pieces of shit. If only we could evolve as quickly as technology...
Copperhead - December 31, 2012 at 2:02pm
This is the best comment I've read in years.
Lumia1000 - December 27, 2012 at 11:38am
In Korea crime rate increased.....and they will not blame SAMSUNG!
Lumia1000 - December 27, 2012 at 11:37am
Americans really sucks... BIGTIME!!!
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