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Insurance Company Ranks Arizona Seventh In Holiday Theft Claims

'Tis the season for break-ins.

In December 2014, the insurance company State Farm received 327 theft claims in Arizona, 44 more than the average month. According to a company news release, the average crime-related claim costs $2,789. 

If you're going to be away, the best thing you can do is make it look like your home. Set your lights on timers, put your mail on hold and ask your neighbors to keep watch.

Here's the "Top 10" list from State Farm's December 2014 records:

State2014 Theft ClaimsMonthly Average
California1,3891,209
Texas655734
Georgia635508
Illinois619509
Ohio454399
Washington362299
Arizona327283
Indiana296262
Tennessee281261
Pennsylvania277253

As a senior field correspondent, Christina Estes focuses on stories that impact our economy, your wallet and public policy.