View all newsletters
Receive our newsletter - data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. Technology
  2. Networks
September 9, 2014

iPhone is most stolen phone in the UK

UK Home Office report reveals 20% of 740,000 stolen phones were taken in the workplace.

By CBR Staff Writer

Mobile phone ownership in UK had risen to 81% in 2012/13 when compared to 2005/06 and so has mobile phone theft, with 740,000 individuals falling victim to theft.

A report published by UK Home Office analysed data of crime survey in Wales and England found that the crime rate has fallen 10% during the period while mobile phone theft cases account for less than 2%.

Apples iPhone topped target of thieves by accounting for 50% of the stolen device, followed by BlackBerry accounting for 20% and Samsung.

After the launch of iOS 7, iPhone theft has dropped considerably due to the fingerprint sensor and new apps that facilitates mobile phone tracking.

The report stated: "This helps the police to identify you as the owner if it is recovered and allows you to keep a record of your IMEI number, which you will need if your mobile is lost or stolen."

The survey revealed that in 37% of the cases, the phones were stolen in public places, and 30% went missing in pubs and bars, while 19% were stolen from workplace.

About 40% of users reported that their phones were lost when unattended; while 11% claimed theft from person and 10% claimed it to be robbery.

Content from our partners
Scan and deliver
GenAI cybersecurity: "A super-human analyst, with a brain the size of a planet."
Cloud, AI, and cyber security – highlights from DTX Manchester

Websites in our network
Select and enter your corporate email address Tech Monitor's research, insight and analysis examines the frontiers of digital transformation to help tech leaders navigate the future. Our Changelog newsletter delivers our best work to your inbox every week.
  • CIO
  • CTO
  • CISO
  • CSO
  • CFO
  • CDO
  • CEO
  • Architect Founder
  • MD
  • Director
  • Manager
  • Other
Visit our privacy policy for more information about our services, how Progressive Media Investments may use, process and share your personal data, including information on your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.