There’s been a 23,000 percent jump in fireworks complaints in some parts of the US this summer. You read that right. by Tyler Machado July 1, 2020 Share Mastodon Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Various fireworks are offered for sale at Wild Willy’s Fireworks Tent in Omaha, Neb., Monday, June 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik) You may have noticed that fireworks are going off in your neighborhood more than ever. Whether the sudden abundance of bombs bursting in air can be traced to canceled July 4th celebrations, societal unrest, or simply months of lockdown boredom, cities, such as New York, Boston, and Charlotte are seeing jumps in pyrotechnics complaints so large they look like typos. Below, we’ve compiled data on the year-over-year increase in fireworks complaints lodged in sixteen U.S. cities, based on local news reports and officials’ statements. All data is based on periods of time in the month of June, though exact time periods may vary from city to city due to different reporting standards.