Trick or Theft: Halloween Sees Rise in Stolen Cars

A warning comes this Halloween to pay attention to your car while trick-or-treating as it’s one of the top holidays for car thefts.

California has the most holiday vehicle thefts in the country, according to a new report by the National Insurance Crime Bureau.

In 2017, there were over 2,300 vehicle thefts in California on Halloween alone.

The most popular cars for thieves are older models of the Honda Civic and Honda Accord, said the Regional Auto Theft Task force (RATT).

RATT says most car thefts are preventable. Car thieves prey on people making careless mistakes like leaving valuables visible in their car.

One of the most common ways thieves steal cars is simply checking for unlocked doors.

Many people who have push-start vehicles will mistakenly leave their key in the car, making it fairly effortless for thieves to drive off with someone else’s car.

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