Labor Day is a favorite for car thieves

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Labor Day is among the top five holidays of the year for stolen vehicles, according to USA Today.

In 2011, for instance, 1,977 cars were reported stolen on Labor Day. That’s one every 43 seconds.

Progressive Insurance found, based on analysis of its claims data, that summer was a particularly busy time for auto thieves. Nine of the 10 days in 2012 in which it received the highest reports of car thefts occurred between July and September. One of those dates was the morning after Labor Day.

Chances are getting better all the time that your car can be recovered. Nationally, the stolen car recovery rate is 46 percent, according to Progressive.

Source: USA Today