Which holidays are favorites for car thieves?

Posted at 12:01 AM, Nov 19, 2014

Apparently even the hearts of car thieves are warmed on Christmas.

Dec. 25, 2013 marked the day with the fewest stolen vehicles last year, according to a new report released by the National Insurance Crime Bureau on Wednesday.

The report breaks down which holidays were the worst for car thefts last year with 1,224 happening on Christmas. Thieves were a little busier on Christmas Eve, with about 500 more thefts reported.

Topping the list was New Year’s Day, with 2,184 vehicle thefts reported in 2013. Another 1,715 thefts happened on New Year’s Eve, according to the NICB’s numbers.

Thieves were apparently too stuffed on Thanksgiving, as that holiday ranked second-lowest in terms of car thefts.

The NICB recommends taking extra caution during the busy holiday shopping season, when they say vehicle burglaries increase.


Clint Davis is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @MrClintDavis.