NYC Mayor Bloomberg blames iPhone for crime increase

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According to recent reports, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has blamed iPhones and iPads for an increase in crime in the city. The New York Times reported that a rise in the theft of Apple devices is partly responsible for a increase in the city's annual crime index.

Mayor Bloomberg said on December 29, during his weekly radio show, that the city's crime index includes a variety of felonies, such as murder, grand larceny and robbery. The Times also cited a number of other reports detailing the city's crime levels, including a report from the police department, which indicated that there were 3,484 more major crimes in 2012 than in 2011 and Apple product thefts were up by 3,890.

“If you just took away the jump in Apple, we'd be down for the year,” said Marc La Vorgna, Bloomberg's press secretary.

MacRumors indicated that the theft of Apple products has risen naturally as they became more popular. In addition, police have put an added focus on addressing thefts that occur on the city's subways.

People love iPhones and iPads, and these crime statistics prove Apple's popularity. If you drop your iPad while trying to tuck it away on the subway, iResQ's iPad replacement glass services can get things working again.

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