“If you just took away the jump in Apple, we’d be down for the year,” said Marc La Vorgna, the mayor’s press secretary.

On the radio, Mr. Bloomberg said that Apple products appeared to be the preference for many thieves, noting that he was not including thefts of competing devices, like the Samsung Galaxy, in his count.

Bortser vi från antalet stulna bilar skulle vi säkert kunna driva ner brottsligheten ytterligare. Eller varför inte bortse från alla stölder? Problem solved. Dags att bota fattigdom.