3.1 million smartphone thefts in 2013

Consumer Reports estimates 3.1 million smartphone thefts in the U.S. in 2013, nearly twice the number in 2012, according to this article. Earlier this week an agreement was reported among major cell phone manufacturers and carriers to implement “kill switches,” devices that would render stolen phones inoperable, by 2015.


One Response to “3.1 million smartphone thefts in 2013”

  1. jspndy Says:

    It goes to confirm that the real police mandate is to intervene, with possibility of use of force, in emergent situations of actual or potential violence or disorder(Bittner), and not prevention or detection of crime which would need systemic and situational devices like they have used against auto-theft and now against smart phone theft.

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