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Happy new year. Do you know where your car is? Statistics show that New Year's Day is the top holiday for car thefts, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau. The industry watchdog's Annual Holiday Vehicle Theft Report analyzed data from the National Crime Information Center, and found 2,184 cars were swiped on Jan. 1, 2013 nationwide, the most recent year for which data was available. That easily outdistanced Halloween, Memorial Day and Labor Day as the worst holidays for car theft.
Holiday car thefts in 2013, according to the NICB:
1. New Year’s Day (2,184)
2. Halloween (1,998)
3. Memorial Day (1,972)
4. Labor Day (1,915)
5. Presidents’ Day (1,894)
6. Christmas Eve (1,774)
7. Valentine’s Day (1,757)
8. Independence Day (1,750)
9. New Year’s Eve (1,715)
10. Thanksgiving (1,353)
11. Christmas Day (1,224)
According to the NICB, the day in all of 2013 with the most vehicle thefts occurred on Aug. 12, with 2,316. The day with the least? Christmas Day, with 1,224.
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Used Honda Accords and Civics ranked Nos. 1 and 2 as the most stolen cars from all model years taken during 2013, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau.FRANCK ROBICHON / EPA