According to a report by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), Christmas Day has the lowest theft figure for a holiday while New Year’s Day is the busiest official holiday for vehicles thieves.
The data is based on last year’s statistics, where 1,347 vehicles were reported stolen on Christmas Day. As for the worst unofficial holiday, Halloween reported in 2,328 cars stolen in 2011, while New Year’s Day was the highest for an official holiday.
Other official holidays that are popular with vehicle thieves include Memorial Day, Labor Day, and New Year’s Eve. Funny enough, thieves take a break on Groundhog Day where the report noted only 1,491 car thefts.
As for the most popular date for car thefts last year regardless of a holiday? August 1st, where 2,687 vehicle thefts were reported.
The good news is, NICB reported that the U.S. has enjoyed a declining rate of vehicle thefts for eight straight years.
[Source: Inside Line]