We estimated that over 10000 mobiles are stolen every day. This could be a good thing, as the overall crime rate has seen a decline.
According to the Independent website, criminal cases have been dropped by eight percent between 2011 and 2012. While there is no specific reason why this happened in England, but police are definitely counting this as an achievement.
On the other hand though, “theft from the person” has seen an increase.
There is about eight percent rise in the smartphone theft, which also includes bike riders snatching the devices from the users’ hand on the street.
If we look at the bigger picture, crime has definitely seen a decline. As mentioned on the Independent website:
Police recorded 3.7m crimes last year, half of a peak in crime levels in 1995, the Office for National Statistics reported.
The Crime Prevention Minister, Jeremy Browne, said: “It is particularly encouraging that this downward trend is replicated across every police force in England and Wales. They have shown an impressive ability to accommodate necessary budget reductions whilst still cutting crime.”