Guidance

Reducing mobile phone theft and improving security: paper 2

An updated insight into mobile phone theft and the impact that security features have had on levels of theft.

Documents

Reducing mobile phone theft and improving security: paper 2 (web)

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Reducing mobile phone theft and improving security: paper 2 (print)

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Details

This paper builds on evidence outlined in the 2014 paper ‘Reducing mobile phone theft and improving security’.

It provides a more contemporary picture of mobile phone theft following the introduction of ‘kill switches’ and includes:

  • national data from the 2014 to 2015 Crime Survey for England and Wales about mobile phone ownership and theft
  • information about particular brands and handsets that were targeted during 2015
Published 23 March 2016