As MP3 players and expensive cell phones become more prevalent we hear countless news stories about the devices getting stolen in gyms, schools, buses and even off people's desks. Heck, "Dateline NBC" even did a "To Catch an i-Jacker" special this year featuring iPod thieves. So how bad is it really? It's hard to tell, but the New York Daily News went so far as to blame iPods for a rise in violent crime recently.
I've never had any expensive devices stolen from me (although I do suspect someone took off with my flash drive!), but I've had a few friends tell me their cell phones or iPods were taken out of their purses while partying or out to dinner.