A study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics found that people who use their phones during the day are more likely to be attacked and to be shot.
The study is based on a survey of nearly 5,000 parents in five states.
The researchers found that the majority of people who reported using their phones between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m., or at least on the weekends, were victims of some form of violent crime.
Of those who reported being attacked, 61 percent of perpetrators reported being shot.
But only 17 percent of the perpetrators who reported their attack were shot.
Researchers say the survey is the first to investigate how often smartphones are used and to compare this to crimes reported during daylight hours.
It is difficult to say whether using your cellphone at night will deter future attacks, the study authors write.
The findings have many implications, the authors write, because it indicates that the use of smartphones can be an important part of an attacker’s plan.
“The use of a smartphone is a tool to communicate with potential victims,” said study author Dr. David Wojcik, an assistant professor of preventive medicine at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
“It’s not something you need to hide behind.
It’s a convenient, portable form of communication.”
In addition, he said, the use is “not associated with a lower risk of crime.”
The study also found that while nearly all of the victims in the study were male, most of those who were attacked reported being sexually assaulted.
It is important to note that the researchers did not find an association between the use and an increased risk of being a victim of rape, robbery or homicide.
Wojcek said his team is studying other studies to see if the same results hold true in the general population.
“What we know is that the most important factor for reducing crime is not a person’s age, but whether they are using their phone at home,” he said.
Wozcik said he is optimistic that the study will spur the federal government to create policies that encourage people to wear a seatbelt and to report crimes more promptly.
But there are still other potential issues to consider.
He said the study is limited because it does not include all types of crimes, such as assaults committed by someone using a car or a gun.
For example, it does have no data on how often police use their cars, how many calls they get or how many people they encounter in the parking lot, Wozcick said.
In addition to Wojcicks study, researchers from the University of Chicago and the University at Buffalo conducted similar research in 2016.
The new study also is the latest study to show that while some of the risks of being assaulted are lessened with better lighting, they are still significant, Wojcyk said in an interview with the Post.
“Our results show that there is a need for the government to be proactive to reduce the use, but also make it more difficult for a perpetrator to do it,” Wozick added.
“We are all going to have to adapt our behavior to this new reality.”
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