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Someone Less Likely to Steal Your Apple Product on the Subway This Year Than They Were Last Year

Commuters wait on a platform as a train arrives at a subway station in New York, November 21, 2008. The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authorithy (MTA) said that to plug a 1.2 billion USD budget gap next year, it must increase fare and toll revenues by 23 percent, which would raise an additional 670 USD million if the increase goes into effect in early June.

Subway crime has been on the rise for the last three years, mostly because thieves started going after passengers' increasingly ubiquitous iPhones and tablets. Now, the NYPD says it has managed to stop the trend by putting more officers on the trains and in the stations. While there were 2,482 underground felonies in 2012, there were only 2,329 during the same period in 2013 — a six-percent decrease. Get a Blackberry and the odds of your device getting stolen will drop to zero.

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