According to the NY Daily News, technology has led to an increase in peeping tom cases in NY. Over the last ten years, people being prosecuted for crimes like taking photos up women’s skirts has increased because of better quality cellphone cameras. The Daily News reported that, “Statewide, the number of cases of unlawful surveillance using cell phone cameras, pen cameras or other spy gear has nearly doubled from last year — and Manhattan has nearly 80% of the cases, roughly 70 so far this year.”
Since the iPhone was released in 2007, the number of arrests have risen compared to there being no arrests for this crime in 2003. Most of those arrested never take their case to trial because a majority plead guilty for their crimes.