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itheft the sole reason for increase in NYC crime rate

Posted at 7:50 PM, Dec 29, 2012
and last updated 2012-12-30 10:53:43-05

If it seems like every other night we’re showing you surveillance photos of somebody wanted in an iPhone theft, it’s because we are.

Now the NYPD reports nearly 16,000 smartphones, tablets and e-readers have been stolen this year.

That’s nearly four-thousand more than last year… A 33 percent surge.

I-theft is the only reason why overall crime in the city will be up this year.