Warm weather offers favorable conditions for car thieves, while holidays and cold weather bode well for potential victims, according to a new report from the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB).
In 2010, Christmas Day and Thanksgiving recorded fewer car thefts than any other day of the year. California, Texas, Florida, Illinois and Georgia suffered the most holiday theft, with California oftentimes exceeding the four runners-up combined. Also, somewhat anomalously, California’s holiday thefts peaked on President’s Day, followed by Valentines Day, while three of the four other states listed above experienced the most activity on New Year’s Day.
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