By Agency - Here’s one excuse for revelers not to drink and drive on New Year’s Eve: they may find their cars missing the next morning. New Year’s Eve ranks atop the list of the worst days of the year for auto thefts.
According to data recorded in 2009 by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), there were 2,760 car thefts on New Year’s Day. Halloween is second on the list with 2,325, followed by Independence Day and Memorial Day, which were tied at 2,207, and President’s Day with 2,204.
Christmas Day was the holiday with the least amount of 2009 car thefts - 1,336.
“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,” the NICB said.
Still, vehicle thefts have been declining for six consecutive years.