New Year’s Day once again rated leading holiday for reported vehicle thefts

Once again, New Year’s Day has been rated the leading holiday for reported vehicle thefts in 2009, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB). What’s the holiday with the fewest reported vehicle thefts? Christmas Day.

“While Americans are enjoying the holidays and most have time off from work, we need to remember that holidays are just another day at the shop for vehicle thieves,” NICB said in a statement. “For the 11 holidays reviewed in 2009, a total of 22,991 vehicles were reported stolen compared with a total of 24,676 reported for those same days in 2008.”

As for some good news, vehicle theft has been declining for 6 consecutive years with preliminary 2010 FBI theft data pointing to a 7th year.

Click through for the list of holidays ranked by the number of thefts reported.

The holidays ranked by number of thefts reported to the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) in 2009 were:

  • New Year’s Day: 2,760
  • Halloween: 2,325
  • Independence Day: 2,207
  • Memorial Day: 2,207
  • President’s Day: 2,204
  • Labor Day: 2,202
  • New Year’s Eve: 2,189
  • Valentine’s Day: 2,090
  • Christmas Eve: 1,851
  • Thanksgiving: 1,620
  • Christmas Day: 1,336

– By: Zain Haq