Northampton, London and Leeds are the three UK areas where mobile phone owners are most likely to have their device stolen, according to a new report by Protect Your Bubble, an insurance company.
The survey covered the 30 largest towns and cities in the UK, and found that Dudley in the West Midlands was the safest place for mobile phone owners with less than 5% of the claims received by the insurance company being for theft.
According to the data gathered by Protect Your Bubble, users in their early twenties are the most likely to be victims of theft.
Northampton has been named in the top three cities where people are most likely to have their mobile phone stolen, according to Protect Your Bubble.
Dudley in the West Midlands was found to be the safest place for mobile phone owners with less than 5% of the claims the insurance company received being for theft.
People in their early 20s are said to be the most likely victims of mobile phone theft.
There are more than a quarter of a million reported cases of stolen mobile phones every year according to the National Mobile Phone Crime Unit.
Stephen Ebbett, director of Protect Your Bubble, said: "Everyday we cart around hundreds, or even thousands of pounds' worth of high-tech gear, such as smartphones, tablets, cameras and e-readers. This makes many of us prime targets for thieves."
Three people have been arrested after more than £4,000 worth of mobile phones were stolen from a shop in Kidderminster.
It happened at the O2 store in the High Street between 5pm and 5:20pm yesterday (March 20).
Three men went into the shop and began tearing phones from off the displays, aggressively warning staff to keep away. They left on foot carrying 16 phones worth £4,285, including Blackberries and various Samsung Galaxy models,
A vehicle was stopped by police on the A456 at Hagley shortly afterwards and three men in their early 20s from the Middlesex area were arrested on suspicion of robbery and theft.
It all began in Europe and not in America, like many people think.
The idea emerged from a project that was set up to build a telephone network that different countries could use to communicate.
It worked by transporting messages on the signalling paths that were needed to organise telephony during periods when those control channels were quiet.
When they were first used, it was a lot like twitter. They could only be 160 characters or shorter.
It's only since 1996 that SMS took off, when pay-as you-go sim cards became available. Young teenagers could get a mobile phone, before that, only adults had mobile phone as you had to be over 18 to get a phone contract.
Now 4 billion people around the world use text to communicate.