Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Upset about SA crime?

If you're upset about SA crime then the following statistic is worth noting.

Thing is, it's unlikely that you might get shot for your cell phone in the UK.

Cellphone stolen every 12 seconds in UK

May 16 2006 at 01:40PM

London - Thieves steal a mobile phone every 12 seconds in Britain, with the northwest city of Lancaster the worst hotspot, according to insurance company figures released on Tuesday.

More than two million phones worth £390-million (R4,7-billion) were stolen in 2005, said Halifax Home Insurance, which collated the figures.


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2 comments:

kyknoord said...

It reminds me of that joke: "A pedestrian gets knocked down every thirty seconds on our roads and he's getting pretty fed up about it". When I read "Thieves steal a mobile phone every 12 seconds in Britain", I have this ridiculous vision of hordes of thieves all wrestling one another to try and steal the same phone.

It is the question said...

Hee Hee.

Good vision.