What holiday sees the most auto thefts? This might be surprising.

New data that has been released by the National Insurance Crime Bureau shows a total of 22,770 vehicles were reported stolen on the 11 holidays in 2017.

NICB theft data is pulled from the National Crime Information Center‘s stolen vehicle file. New Year’s Day racked up the most holiday thefts with 2,469 stolen cars. It was followed, in descending order by President’s Day, Halloween, Memorial Day and Labor Day.

  1. New Year’s Day (2,469)
  2. President’s Day (2,312)
  3. Halloween (2,297)
  4. Memorial Day (2,290)
  5. Labor Day (2,180)
  6. Valentine’s Day (2,169)
  7. Independence Day (2,124)
  8. New Year’s Eve (1,962)
  9. Christmas Eve (1,737)
  10. Thanksgiving Day (1,682)
  11. Christmas Day (1,548)

California (not surprising) was the #1 state with the MOST holiday vehicle thefts in 2017 with 5,142. It was followed (in descending order) by Texas (1,988), Florida (1,396), Washington (819) and Georgia (812).

Halloween, the #1 holiday for vehicle thefts in last year’s report, falls to #3 in this new report.

Rich Fields is a veteran radio broadcaster who is best known for having been the Announcer on the Price is Right. He is also an Emmy Award winning Meteorologist .