Car Thieves Love New Year's Day

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New Year’s Day is the second-most popular holiday among car thieves, according to a report from the National Crime Insurance Bureau (NCIB).On January 1, 2011, 2,286 cars were reported stolen. The only holiday that saw a higher number was Halloween, when 2,328 car thefts were reported.

The NCIB report does not offer explanations for the higher theft figures, but Richard Read at the Car Connection offers a few theories

The simplest is that after a late (and possibly alcohol-fuelled) night, revelers tend to sleep late.

If they park in unfamiliar areas where they go to celebrate, they leave their cars as easy targets for thieves looking to seize an opportunity.

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