One insurance provider says Illinois close to tops in the nation when it comes to reported thefts during December and January.

Bloomington-based State Farm says Illinois was fourth when it came to theft claims in December of last year -- at least through their firm -- and that the holiday season is when more theft claims come in as compared to the rest of the year.


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"Normally, that's in your homeowners insurance.  Most people, if you own a home, you have that protection," says Dundov.  "If you rent, it's really important that you have renters insurance.  That's where you'll get the protection if you're renting a home.  If you own a home, homeowners insurance is something most mortgame companies require you to have."

State Farm is leading a social media campaign with the hashtag "Protect Your Presents."  (#ProtectYourPresents)  She says among the simple things you can do, don't go on the internet and tell everyone what you got for Christmas or that you're going on vacation.

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