Philadelphia can finally brag about being first in the country in something!
An increasing number of consumers continue to make the switch to smartphones, which means more thefts around the country. According to a report from gadget insurance site Protect Your Bubble, users are more likely to get their shiny new device stolen in Philadelphia, Seattle, Oakland, Long Beach and Newark compared to other locations. Rounding out the top 10 are Detroit, Cleveland, Baltimore, New York and Boston..
The company’s research found that 113 smartphones are stolen or lost in the U.S. every minute and users are most likely to lose their device at a fast food restaurant or grocery store. In fact, phone thefts are said to account for 40% of all New York City robberies and nearly 70% of all cell phones stolen on subways and buses are iPhones. (H/T – Smite)
I can vouch for this stat, as most of our thefts/robberies are cell phone-related. In fact, I had a job last night where a 14-year old girl was beaten up for her iPhone. Don’t be stupid. Be wary, and watch your surroundings.