Tips to avoid car theft on Halloween, the holiday which sees most thefts

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - If you are heading out for Trick-or-Treating or to a Halloween party, you should be careful where and how you park your car; more cars are stolen on Halloween as opposed to any other holiday throughout the year.

The latest numbers from the National Insurance Crime Bureau released numbers showing more than 2,300 cars were reported stolen on Halloween in 2011.

"I wasn't surprised at all," said Jessica Jones who is heading out tonight for Halloween.  "It's because it's a scary night people are up to no good."

Jessica Brantley is also heading out with Jones for Halloween.  She said she is taking extra steps to make sure no one is enticed into stealing her car.

"I put everything in my trunk lock it up try and park somewhere that's a little bit better than just parking in the front," said Brantley.

Brandon Rodermond has a theory as to why people steal more cars on Halloween.

"The problem could be that people are driving to other neighborhoods to trick or treat and they'll park the car and go out for a few hours," added Rodermond.

Marie Young with the Ragin Insurance Group said avoid keeping valuables in the glove compartment or console.

"Just make sure your valuables are in the trunk or something like that," added Young.  "If they do get into the car they still have to get into the trunk and somebody might see them trying to get into the trunk."

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