Increase in NYC Crime Rate Blamed on Apple Device Theft

Posted December 27, 2012 at 12:51am by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 11924 views

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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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!!!
lentzx - December 27, 2012 at 2:33pm
americans suck - December 29, 2012 at 3:18pm
+ 1 and then some on that comment! Americans do suck and are a bunch of greedy MOFO`s. They are big brother to the world when it suits them and they have the audacity to try to control other countries to stop progres ,boycott cuba and others for their own interest . They scream when they think other countries are makes nukes, yet they are the ONLY country to drop not 1 but 2 atomic bombs on Japan for their own interests. Like the Pot calling the kettle black.
Copperhead - December 31, 2012 at 2:06pm
Not all Americans . I can't control the government . I'm just a working normal citizen . I have no control on what the president does or it's offices. So don't say American sucks, rather say American Government Sucks. - I just live life the best way I can before my time on this planet is up..
Jimmy Crack Corn - December 27, 2012 at 4:54am
Possibly the most ridiculous article that I have ever seen.
Copperhead - December 31, 2012 at 2:09pm
Tell that to the mother of the 14 year old that got stabbed in the neck 6 times over his iPhone. He was stabbed by a 39 year old man robbing the kid for his Apple device...
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