Happy Holidays for Car Thieves: Watch Out Frightening Halloween &, News Year’s

New data released today by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) shows a total of 22,770 vehicles were reported stolen on the 11 holidays in 2017 covered in this report. 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).

1. New Year’s Day (2,469)
2. Presidents’ Day (2,312)
3. Halloween (2,297)
4. Memorial Day (2,290)
5. Labor Day (2,180)
6. Valentine’s Day (2,169)
7. Independence Day (2,124)
8. New Year’s Eve (1,962)
9. Christmas Eve (1,737)
10. Thanksgiving (1,682)
11. Christmas Day (1,548)

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 today’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.

Anyone with information concerning insurance fraud or vehicle theft can report it anonymously by calling toll-free 800-TEL-NICB (800-835-6422), texting keyword “fraud” to TIP411 (847411) or submitting a form Or, download the NICB Fraud Tips app on your iPhone or Android device.