According to a report published by the National Insurance Crime Bureau, the lowest theft figure during the holiday is on Christmas Day.
“Christmas Day holds the dual distinction for having the lowest theft figure for a holiday and the lowest reported vehicle thefts of any day in 2011 — 1,347,” the report said.
Halloween is the unofficial holiday with the most vehicles thefts, 2,329 vehicles stolen in the US last year, while the busiest official holiday for vehicle thieves is New Year’s Day, followed by Memorial Day, Labor Day and New Year’s Eve.
Besides Christmas Day, thieves also take a break on Groundhog Day, with 1,491 vehicles stolen during this holiday in 2011. The report also says that the most attractive day for vehicle thieves is August 1st, with 2,687 stolen cars being reported during this day last year. The good news is that over the past 8 years, the US has enjoyed declining vehicle thefts, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau.
Still officials advise us to be careful at the items we leave in the car, than worry about the car itself. During the Christmas shopping season the number of smash and grab thefts increases significantly. And since the car insurance only covers the cost of the broken window but not that of the recently purchased laptop, or iPod or any other gift, you’d better put the gifts in the car’s trunk to enjoy your holiday.