Between April and September 2012, 28,800 iPhones alone (out of a total number of 56,680 mobiles) were reported stolen in London, that is 170 a day on average.
There were also 139,345 burglary, robbery and theft and handling stolen goods offences related to all phones, laptops and MP3 players between 1 October 2011 and end of September 2012, compared with 131,506 over the same time period the previous year, a rise of around 6%.
In England and Wales there are approximately 330,000 phones reported stolen a year. In London statistics show phones are stolen in around 70% of personal robberies.
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