​Progressive® Insurance 2014 Year in Claims Report: Auto

Nov 24th, 2015

A look at Progressive’s Personal Auto claims data in 2014 reveals a few notable trends, including:

  • The top five states in which a person was most likely to file a claim were all on the East coast.
  • The busiest days for claims were weekdays. Saturday and Sunday were the least busy days for total claims.
  • Saturday and Sunday were the busiest days for theft and vandalism claims.

“The goal of this report is to empower people with information so they can avoid accidents,” said Claims Operations Leader Mike Sieger. “For example, when people see that rear-ending is the top claim of 2014, maybe they’ll think twice before following the person in front of them too closely. Or that seeing intersection claims are so high on the list will show them that running that red light isn’t worth the time you save.”

Detailed list of individual data below.

Top Personal Auto claims by type

  1. Rear-end
  2. Single vehicle
  3. Parked
  4. Object coming from the road
  5. Intersection

Top months for Personal Auto claims

  1. May
  2. June
  3. January
  4. March
  5. April
  6. February
  7. July
  8. October
  9. August
  10. November
  11. September
  12. December

Personal Auto claims by day of week

  1. Friday
  2. Monday
  3. Thursday
  4. Wednesday
  5. Tuesday
  6. Saturday
  7. Sunday

Top days for Personal Auto claims

  1. May 22
  2. April 3
  3. June 3
  4. June 5
  5. February 14

Highest states for Personal Auto claims

  1. District of Columbia
  2. Massachusetts
  3. Maryland
  4. New York
  5. South Carolina

Highest states for Personal Auto theft

  1. District of Columbia
  2. California
  3. Washington
  4. Missouri
  5. Hawaii

Personal Auto theft by days of week

  1. Saturday
  2. Sunday
  3. Monday
  4. Friday
  5. Wednesday
  6. Tuesday
  7. Thursday