New Yorkers with iPads and iPhones beware!

Mayor Bloomberg, who believes in using government bans to prevent behavior of which he disapproves, may be casting his eyes on a ban of iPads and iPhones. Michael M. Gyrnbaum writes in the New York Times:

Major crime in New York City inched up this year, and Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg on Friday fingered the culprit: too many iPhones and iPads were being swiped.

A rise in thefts of shiny Apple products accounted for the slight increase in the city's annual crime index, a statistic that covers a number of felonies, including murder, grand larceny and robbery, Mr. Bloomberg said on Friday morning during his weekly radio show.

As of Monday, the Police Department recorded 3,484 more major crimes in 2012 than for the same period last year. The increase in Apple product thefts: 3,890.

Hat tip: Cliff Thier