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  • Does the Crime Rate Spike on Halloween?

    Christian Post - 10/31/2013

    Northeastern University Professor James Alan Fox argued that from 2006 to 2009, the violent crime rates for Boston, Mass., spiked on three dates each year: New Year’s Day, Independence Day and Halloween.

    Writing for the “Crime and Punishment” blog at Boston.com in 2011, Fox stated that not only was Halloween a horrible time for criminal activity, it was the worst.

    “The evening violent crime count on October 31 is about 50 percent higher than on any other date during the year, and twice the daily average,” wrote Fox. “The most popular hours for gathering Snickers and Junior Mints around the neighborhood are apparently also the prime time for violent crime.”

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