Based on last years statistics, 1,347 vehicles were reported stolen on Christmas day. As unofficial holidays go, Halloween reported in 2,328 cars stolen in 2011, while New Year’s Day was the highest for an official holiday.
Memorial Day, Labor Day, and New Year’s Eve are other official holidays that are popular among vehicle thieves. The funny thing is that thieves take a break on Groundhog Day where only 1,491 cars were reported stolen.
Oddly, the most popular date for car thefts last year regardless of a holiday was August 1st, where 2,687 vehicle thefts were reported. A silver lining about these statistics is that the NICB reported that the U.S. has enjoyed a declining rate of vehicle thefts for eight straight years.