Crime spikes on Halloween: fictional ghost story or factual concern?
The Huffington Post - 10/20/2015
According to James Alan Fox, a professor at Boston’s Northeastern University, criminal activity tends to increase on three specific holidays — New Year’s Eve, Independence Day and Halloween. Between 2006 and 2009, crime around the city of Boston was 50 percent higher on October 31 than any other date all year. Similarly, in Canada, police have reported a 50 percent upsurge of weapon-related felonies during Halloween.