Is it true that the week after Christmas is the most likely time to become a victim of burglarly?

I have heard it said that if there will be a gift exchange in your house on Christmas morning, and anyone is receiving any high ticket items, then you should bag the packaging up and take it to the dump yourself. Because many burglars operate by driving around on the next trash collection day after Christmas, and... show more I have heard it said that if there will be a gift exchange in your house on Christmas morning, and anyone is receiving any high ticket items, then you should bag the packaging up and take it to the dump yourself.

Because many burglars operate by driving around on the next trash collection day after Christmas, and see what is thrown out at the curb with the trash and recycle.

And if they see a household has put out a box for a big screen TV or a gaming console, then they know exactly what they will find in the house before they even hit it.

Is it true that this time period is a burglar's superbowl, or is it an urban myth.
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