Common Crimes During the Christmas Holidays; Package Theft, Shoplifting, Identity Theft & More

The holiday seasons marks a season of joy happiness for quite a few people. People tend to be a little kinder, there is more time spent with loved ones, and all of the activities, traditions, as well as parties are in full swing. Especially where the law is concerned, there are also many who are in the wrong place at the wrong time and others that simply make poorer choices, however. When compared to the rest of the year, there is more crimes that are committed during the holiday season, statistically speaking. Today, we at Kajioka & Associates Attorneys At Law, would like to list a few of the common crimes that rise during the holiday season.

Porch Pirate Package Theft

The crime rate in general increases, though there are no specific crimes that increase during this time of year according to a recent study conducted by Allstate Insurance Company. There are countless excuses as to why rebelling compels people to turn to criminal acts. One of the most committed crimes is theft, particularly the porch pirates that help themselves to people’s packages that are delivered on doorsteps.


Another that tops the list, is a fairly obvious crime, shoplifting. With the large crowds that circulate through the shops, a shoplifter can slip in and out, employees are often overwhelmed with customer needs and large numbers. As a result, those can get away pilfering things off the shelves with lesser risk.

Identity Theft

Among the common crimes of the season that increase, is identity theft. With the volumes the names on debit cards, credit cards, bank accounts, and lines of credit, dishonest people are ready to pounce. While spreading good cheer, and people letting their guard down with the hustle and bustle, consumers are distracted, giving the unsavory characters an opportunity to use the identity of shoppers to get away with a good haul.


With the holiday season, driving under the influence is another crime that arises. In many forms, seasonal drinks are among the merriment comes. Quite a few people will find themselves getting behind the wheel intoxicated from spreading good cheer through the spectrum are drowning their sorrows and bitterness the season brings in alcohol. There are countless circumstances that drive people to commit crimes as they holiday season tends to increase the criminal activity, no matter if they are looking for a quick thrill, at the brink of desperation looking for a means.

Other Holiday Crimes

Though the above-mentioned crimes are among the most common, the crimes listed below gives you a brief idea of the common crimes committed during the holidays.
– Shoplifting
– Sexual assault
– Robbery
– Rape
– Identity theft
– Fraud and scams
– Family violence
– Driving while intoxicated (DWI)
– Auto theft

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