The overall crime rate for New York City has risen for the first time in 20 years, but what is driving up crime might be surprising. The Wall Street Journal reported that crime rose 3 percent in the city due to the theft of Apple products, like the iPhone. New York Police Department spokesman told WSJ there would have been a “slight decline” in overall crime among the city’s five boroughs if Apple product thefts had stayed constant, but it rose. More specifically, as of December 9 grand larceny, which includes Apple products, was up 9 percent compared to the same timeframe in 2011, according to WSJ.
Obviously there is a dire need to ban Apple products in NYC. It must be done for the children! Can't have them growing up in a city with a high crime rate, can we?