Safety is always the top priority for parents heading into Halloween – a holiday that can be all tricks and carefree for some.
A Southern California city was ranked among the top ten “safest” cities for trick-or-treating this year, according to a study from the Chamber of Commerce, a website dedicated to helping small businesses. business owners and entrepreneurs.
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Researchers examined several safety factors in 300 US cities, with populations of 100,000 or more, to determine which areas are considered safe for trick-or-treaters.
Among these are the number of pedestrian fatalities, violent crime, property crime, number of registered sex offenders, and number of law enforcement employees per 10,000 people.
Safety factors, each worth 20 points, are graded on a 100-point scale, with 100 representing the “safest” place for kids to go trick-or-treating.
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A total of five California cities were ranked high.
Orange County residents don’t have to travel far to make sure their kids stay safe while enjoying the spooky holiday because Irvine is ranked 10th safest city for trick-or-treaters, according to the report.
These California cities are the “safest” for trick-or-treaters:
10th: Irvine in Orange County: Total score 75
12th: Glendale in Los Angeles County: Total score 74
18th” Carlsbad in San Diego County: Overall score 70
21St: Murrieta in Riverside County: Total score 69
22n.d: Sunnyvale in Santa Clara County: Total score 67
Naperville, Illinois, is considered the safest city for trick-or-treaters in the entire country.