Ahead of the New Year’s Day holiday, the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) analyzed the National Crime Information Center’s (NCIC) vehicle theft data to determine the most popular holidays for vehicle thefts. In 2011, Halloween was the busiest holiday for reported vehicles thieves. New Year’s Day, however, is still the busiest “official” holiday, and Christmas day had the lowest theft figure for a holiday and the lowest reported vehicle thefts of any day in 2011.

The holidays ranked by number of thefts reported to the NCIC in 2011 were:

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