Apple Products Account for 14 Percent of All Crime in NYC

If you go to NYC, guard your iPhone carefully:

The NYPD has released statistics that imply, basically, that Apple product theft makes up 14 percent of all reported crime in the city. It’s absurd and sad and sort of predictable but mostly just the sad and absurd.

Apple products were reported stolen in NYC 11,447 times this year, from January 1 to September 23. That number is 40 percent higher than last year’s for the same period. It contrasts to a 4 percent rise in overall crime, and represents about 14 percent of the overall figure, which is around 79,000.

  • Joe Canner

    “It’s absurd and sad and sort of predictable but mostly just the sad and absurd.”

    Not sure why it’s absurd and sad (OK, I guess it’s sad if you’re the one who lost your iPhone) but it is predictable. Apple products are more expensive and maintain their resale value better than other items; and they are small and easy to hide once stolen. Why wouldn’t they be disporoptionately represented in crime statistics?


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