While millions of Americans are snoring away in their beds, sleeping off the effects of raucous New Year's Eve parties, or glued to the bowl games on their televisions, thousands of car thieves are slinking around in the cold looking to boost their wheels.

According to statistics from the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), New Year's Day is the leading holiday for reported vehicle thefts. Interestingly, however, NICB finds that Christmas Day—just seven days earlier—happens to be the holiday with the least reported auto thefts. 

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