According to this report on BBC, Apple’s latest iPhone models like iPhone 5S are most likely to be stolen in the areas of England and Wales, according to the figures gathered between August 2012 and January 2014. According to the survey data present in this PDF compiled by the Home Office, iPhone 5, 5C, 5S and 4S are the most likely phones to be stolen followed by BlackBerry 9790. What does this mean? Are these handsets more in demand or are they easier to steal? Could be both. Another interesting aspect is
Women and 14 to 24-year-olds are the two groups most likely to have phones stolen, according to the data.
A big reason could be that Apple devices like the iPhone and the iPad are easier to steal compared to Android devices because the Android system has many apps that deter people from stealing these devices. Another reason is that the iPhone is a much more expensive smartphone compared to other smartphones.