You’re most likely to be mugged for your mobile phone in London on a Monday, a Freedom of Information request has revealed. 

The Independent report:

It is the most miserable day of the week, a return to reality from the elation of the weekend.

To compound Monday’s reputation problem, new figures indicate it is also the day when people are most likely to have their mobile phone stolen – with skint thieves who have spent their funds over the weekend to blame.

Figures the Metropolitan Police released under the Freedom of Information Act this week detailed the rising number of mobile phone thefts by days of the week for the last three years in London.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.