Halloween can be celebrated in numerous ways by trick-or-treating, pumpkin carving, dressing up in costumes, and even watching scary movies with loved ones. Regardless of how it is celebrated, safety is a top priority. Halloween will be different this year, but it is still crucial to stay alert and safe if we choose to celebrate in any way.
Did you know?
- The latest federal highway safety data displays that children are at a higher risk to be struck and killed by a vehicle on Halloween
than any other day of the year.
- Statistic reports indicate that this year 62 percent of the respondents stated they were planning to hand out candy and 46 percent of
the respondents said they were going to carve a pumpkin as part of their Halloween festivities.
- Tee-Peeing, throwing eggs, destruction of property and vandalism are some of the common crimes committed by youth in Halloween.
- Texas has a “no candy” law prohibiting convicted sex offenders from handing out candy on Halloween.
- Sex offenders must keep their lights off on Halloween to indicate no candy will be given at their home.