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Halloween crime rates not what you would expect

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With costumes and pranks, Halloween night is supposed to be the scariest night of the year but most people assume that it is also one of the most dangerous but crime rates may tell a different story.

"I think it's a myth. I don't think crime picks up during Halloween," said Carla Coleman, a neighborhood watch president.

She says her neighborhood never had a problem with crime during Halloween, at least not anything other than the usual.

"They love the costumes and getting out partying but I don't think crime picks up at all," said Coleman.

She says older teens may stop by to trick or treat sometimes more than once.

"What's funny to me is that I see some of the same ones coming back and I say haven't you been here before I think that's what you see out the older kids. They just have a little bit more fun," Coleman.

But it is not just Coleman's neighborhood that doesn't see a spike in crime. Police say they're no busier Halloween night.