iPhones and iPads are to blame for NYC crime rate increase, says Mayor Bloomberg

It is surely no secret that people want iOS devices. Just today we talked about iPads still reigning supreme in terms of internet usage. Also, it seems that such high demand is causing suppliers to have to work through the Chinese New Year. So as I said, people want iOS devices. A report coming out of The New York Times today has some news regarding the overwhelming desire for Apple’s mobile devices in relation to the cities crime rates. In the report, it says that the mayor of NYC, Michael Bloomberg, is blaming stolen Apple products on the increased crime rate:

Crime in New York City inched up this year, and Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg on Friday fingered the culprit: too many iPhones and iPads were being swiped…“If you just took away the jump in Apple, we’d be down for the year,” said Marc La Vorgna, the mayor’s press secretary.

That is crazy to think. Stolen Apple products alone meant the difference between an increase and decrease in the crime rate. Year over year, there was an increase of 3,890 Apple related crimes. If you live in NYC, I’d be protecting your iPhone or iPad like a child. Then again, it could just be related to the enormous population of the area.

What do you think? Were you included in the number? Think it’s crazy how many Apple products are stolen? Let us know in the comments, or tweet me @TiP_Kyle.


Via: 9to5Mac, NYTimes

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  • Tonybabo

    Oh no!!!! That means Bloomberg will ban iPhones and iPads!!!! That’s what this Fascist does, bans soda, pleads with president to use executive power to strip the second amendment. Now it’s Apples fault and not the criminals!!!! This guy is clueless tyrant!!!!! Will his term ever end or will he keep changing the rules to benefit himself.

  • Tonybabo

    People steal, people kill, people can do bad things. Apple iPhones, and IPads are not the reason they steal there what the criminals want. There the criminals for stealing, iPhones, iPads didn’t make them criminals.