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Apple iPhones are the most targeted smartphones by thieves

According to the Government list for consumers, the Apple iPhone is the most popular target for the thieves and they are considered as the target of most of the criminals.iphone-5s

Recently, Theresa May, Home Secretary, UK has published a paper that shows the list of mobile are stolen by the thieves frequently. Right from August 2012 to January of this year, Apple iPhone secured the first four places.


Ms. Theresa May said

“Crime has fallen by more than 10% under this government. This is good news for a safer England and Wales. However, the level of mobile phone theft remains a concern and people are increasingly carrying their lives in their pockets, with bank details, emails and other sensitive personal information easily accessible through mobile phones. This is why it is vital that government, police and industry work together to tackle this crime.

“The Mobile Phone Theft Ratio will inform consumers about which mobile phones are most targeted by thieves. We are also working with industry to stop the reactivation of phones overseas, thereby killing the export market on which organized criminals rely. The mobile phone industry is already taking vital action to introduce features that enable phones to be tracked and wiped if they are stolen. It is encouraging to see that these security improvements have contributed to recorded theft from the person falling by 10% in the last year, according to the most recent crime statistics.”

According to the crime report for the year 2012-2013, in England and Wales, totally 742,000 devices have been stolen and victims have filed a complaint regarding the theft. Home Secretary has published a paper, that helps other to protect their devices from thieves.

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