By Jonathan Binder, CNN
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(CNN) - If it wasn't for stolen iPhones, overall crime in New York City for 2012 would have been down according to Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Last year in New York, 3,890 Apple products were stolen.
[4:05] "There's a big black market for these phones, particularly in China, Africa, South America. The used devices can often sell for a lot less than the new ones so there's a lot of demand."
And one phone that won't be part of the stolen iPhone statistics, belongs to Steve's wife (he chose to not use his last name or his wife's first name).
Steve located his wife's stolen phone on a plane from Atlanta to Bozeman, Montana using the "Find My iPhone" app. A flight attendant pulled out a blue hiking bag that didn't belong to Steve or his wife:
[4:31] "The flight attendant then opens the bag. Inside the bag in another zipper pocket that was zipped shut was her phone, pinging."
The well-dressed, twenty-something thief was greeted by police when he got off the plane in Montana. But Steve and his wife settled for an apology and did not press charges.