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updated 12:14 PM EST 12.28.12
NYC mayor blames Apple device thefts on crime increase
New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg is blaming a surge in thefts of Apple products for an increase in the city's overall crime rate, says the New York Times. Bloomberg made the comments during his weekly radio show. Statistics published this week by the New York Police Department show 3,484 more major crimes in 2012 than last yea; the number of Apple product thefts, meanwhile, is up by 3,890. "If you just took away the jump in Apple, wed be down for the year," adds the mayor's press secretary, Marc La Vorgna.