Smartphone Theft In America
Chances are, you or someone you know has had a smartphone stolen. Whether you left it on a coffee shop table and came back to find it missing or it was swiped from your pocket on your way home from work, phone theft is unfortunately happening to the best of us at an increasing rate. In 2013, 3.1 million American consumers were victims of smartphone theft, according to Consumer Reports, thats nearly double the number reported in 2012.
Lookouts Phone Theft in America report, a survey of smartphone theft victims conducted by IDG Research, examines the smartphone theft epidemic in the U.S. The report found that 1 in 10 U.S. smartphone owners are victims of phone theft and 68 percent of victims were unable to recover their device after the theft occurred…Read the full report here.