According to the article “Vehicle Thieves Rarely Take a Holiday” found on CarInsurance.com, the most cars are stolen on New Year’s Day and Halloween. In 2009, New Year’s Eve was once again the leader in car thefts based on an analysis by the National Insurance Crime Bureau. Christmas Day continues to be the day with the fewest cars stolen.
Thieves are not respecting holidays the way most Americans are. They do seem to have some sort of respect for Christmas Day which is interesting, but other holidays, thieves are out and about looking for targets to steal. Of the 11 holidays looked at in 2009, a total of 22,991 cars were reported stolen while 24,676 cars were stolen total in 2008.
The good news is that car thefts have been steadily decreasing for the past six years, possibly seven with the preliminary 2010 FBI Theft Data coming out soon. It’s important that car owners remain aware and take the necessary precautions to prevent car thefts even though the crime is down. Quotes on auto insurance can even fluctuate based on how likely it is your car type will be stolen.