View Full Version : iPods drive UK street crime to 3-year high
Oct 10, 2005, 12:35 PM
Category: News and Press Releases
Link: iPods drive UK street crime to 3-year high (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20051010133527)
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Approved by Mudbug
Oct 10, 2005, 12:52 PM
Article says: people are carrying more electronics now, so more electronics are being stolen. Well, of course! Multiple examples given: "iPods, MP3 players and the new generation of internet-connected mobile phones."
Headline says: "Street robbery soars as iPod users targeted." Hmmm...
Oct 10, 2005, 01:04 PM
I'm included in those statistics. The thief got my phone and an iPod but I'd had neither out on the street and it was purely opportunistic to see what I had in my handbag...so I hardly think it drove the theft
Oct 10, 2005, 02:18 PM
But having an iPod and a phone did drive the theft: they couldn't have been stolen if they didn't exist. By which I mean that the police shouldn't be surprised at more iPods being stolen if more iPods exist.
Oct 10, 2005, 05:55 PM
I hear that after guns were invented, more people got shot.