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January is Tops for Theft, Tennessee’s in the Top 10 for Theft Claims

 

State Farm®Murfreesboro, TN – The holidays are over and everyone is recovering from the barrage of gifts, food, family and friends. Now that you’re past that, it’s time to think about theft because State Farm® says January is the top month for theft claims.

There are a couple of reason for this. Everyone is getting their December credit card statements and reporting fraudulent charges or identity theft following the holiday shopping season, and many people travel for vacation to warmer climates during this month, leaving their home exposed to burglars.

Top 10 States for State Farm Theft Claims in January 2014:

Rank State Claims
1 California 1601
2 Texas 1033
3 Georgia 696
4 Illinois 679
5 Ohio 438
6 Washington 387
7 Arizona 373
8 Alabama 338
9 New York 327
10 Tennessee 323

 

October is the second highest month for theft because people are stealing Halloween decorations and other items from inside the home.

  • National monthly average for State Farm for theft claims is 11,813 claims.
  • January was the #1 month for State Farm theft claims with 14,289 claims.
  • October was the #2 month for State Farm theft claims with 12,447 claims.
  • December was the #3 month for State Farm theft claims with 12,245 claims.

You can see steps to protect your identity here: https://www.statefarm.com/finances/banking/resources/protecting-your-identity

Take a look at the steps to protect your home in your absence here: http://learningcenter.statefarm.com/residence/safety-1/keep-your-home-safe-during-your-vacation/


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