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Smartphone thefts climbed in 2013 despite efforts to prevent them

17
Jan
2014

Law enforcement agencies, smartphone makers and wireless service providers all placed a good deal of focus on finding news ways to curb smartphone thefts in 2013. How did those efforts work out? According to a report from The Huffington Post, not very well at all. The blog reports that reported incidents of smartphone theft rose in major cities across the country last year despite the new initiatives put in place by law enforcement agencies and wireless companies to thwart them. In San Francisco, smartphone thefts on record rose 23% to 2,400 in 2013. “[The San Francisco Police Department] has been aggressively trying to educate the public on smartphone theft safety to prevent being a victim of robbery,” SFPD spokesman Albie Esparza told

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