Vehicle Theft Analysis: Warmer Months See Higher Theft Rates
A report from the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) broke down vehicle theft data on a daily, monthly and yearly basis, and found that in 2010, the least amount of thefts occurred in February.
Overall, fewer thefts happened from November through April, when the daily average of thefts for these months were below the annual daily average of 2,124.
For the holidays, Christmas day and Thanksgiving Day had the lowest number of auto thefts — as well as for the entire year — with 1,361 and 1,605 thefts, respectively. Valentine’s Day is the third lowest-ranking.
Though not reflective of the decrease winter months see in vehicle thefts, the holiday with the most is New Year’s Day. Though, the 2,347 thefts on this day are still far behind June 1, which saw the highest amount of thefts at 3,001.