A total of 22,770 vehicles were reported stolen on the 11 holidays in 2017, according to new data released by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB).
NICB theft data is pulled from the National Crime Information Center’s (NCIC) stolen vehicle file.
New Year’s Day tallied the most holiday thefts with 2,469. It was followed, in descending order, by President’s Day (2,312), Halloween (2,297), Memorial Day (2,290) and Labor Day (2,180).
California was the number one state with the most holiday vehicle thefts in 2017 with 5,142. It was followed by, in descending order, Texas (1,988), Florida (1,396), Washington (819) and Georgia (812).
Halloween, the number one holiday for vehicle thefts in the last report, falls to number three in this year’s report. An improvement, but witches will certainly trade their brooms for nice cars if we leave them vulnerable. NICB reminds drivers to be vigilant and to secure their cars at all times when unattended.
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