What the hell. The NYPD has released statistics that imply, basically, that Apple product theft makes up 14 per cent of all reported crime in the city. It’s absurd and sad and sort of predictable, but mostly just the sad and absurd bit.
Apple products were reported stolen in NYC 11,447 times this year, from January 1 to September 23. That number is 40 per cent higher than last year’s for the same period. It contrasts to a 4 per cent rise in overall crime, and represents about 14 per cent of the overall figure, which is around 79,000.
We know that Apple stuff is desirable enough to cause people to do idiotic things like drive a BMW into an Apple store to steal iPhones, but still, that number is pretty crazy. [Bloomberg via Twitter]