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About half of all crime in San Francisco is now smartphone-related, according to the police department. The Mission is no exception to the increasing prevalence of phone theft.

San Francisco police are urging phone users to be aware of their surroundings when using the devices in public. They are also asking manufacturers to come up with ways to make phones less lucrative to steal.

Mission Local recently asked people in the neighborhood whose fault it is when someone’s smartphone gets swiped in a public place.