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Crime stats and prevention tips
Mini monsters, Minions, magicians, martians and…madness? You might be ready for the treaters, but are you prepared for the tricksters?
Mischief and mayhem:
halloween property crime stats
Here are some Halloween crime stats to consider as you prep for this year's fright night.
On average, crimes related to theft away from home jump by 21% on Halloween
Claims related to vandalism raise by 19% on Halloween
On Halloween night, car theft increases by about 5%
Insurance claims for theft inside the home are approximately 60% higher on Halloween
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Factors impacting Halloween crime
Halloween crime rates vary depending on a few factors:
The temperature: If Halloween night is unseasonably warm, we are more likely to see higher instances of crime.
Neighborhood activities and layout: A lively, well-lit neighborhood is less likely to be targeted.
Weekend vs. weekday: Crimes are more likely to occur if Halloween takes place on a weekend.
AVOID A HAUNTED HOUSE:
PREVENTING PROPERTY CRIME ON HALLOWEEN
Help keep your home safe this Halloween with these tips:
Light the way: Even if you won’t be home, keep your indoor lights on and curtains closed.
Pay attention to parking: If you will be driving your kids around, leave cars parked in well-lit or highly populated areas.
Hide your treats: Keep valuables hidden from plain sight. This goes for both home and cars.
Park your car in your garage: If you will be home, keep cars parked in a garage or in an area with lots of light and a
Be physically social, instead of digitally social: If the weather permits, consider handing out candy from an open garage or porch. As always, keep your plans to be away off of social media.
protecting your costumed character:
personal safety tips
Keeping your costumed critter safe is always a priority. Here are some tips for Halloween night:
Make them visible: Slap on a glow-in-the-dark jewelry or reflective tape to make your little one stand out in the dark.
Stick to trusted neighborhoods or organized events: Choose trick-or-treating venues that are safe, such as local schools, community events, or trusted neighborhoods.
Safety in numbers: Travel in large groups to increase visibility.
Choose face paint to masks: Masks obstruct vision, making it more difficult to see oncoming traffic or other obstacles.