In San Francisco they have seen a real surge of technology related thefts and at the same time the narcotic related crimes have dropped. This is more than likely because your iPhone is worth much more than Crack on the street and the risks involved are far less than selling drugs. Thieves are coming up with more creative ways to pry your electronics from you hands and as our connection to technology grows stronger I'm curious to see the impact it has on crime overall.
Look into some of the advancements from companies like Apple with the security offered in upcoming iOS 7. With the new operating system you'll be able to lock down the activation of your device with your AppleID so that even if your iPhone is swiped from you it would be useless as anything other than an iPod because it won't be able to be activated on a cellular network without your credentials.
San Francisco cell phone thieves going pro.