Top 5 Safest Cities For Trick-Or-Treating Include One In North Carolina
Halloween can be frightening but, mostly, it should be fun and safe. After all, Halloween is really all about kids having a good time and getting…wait for it… FREE CANDY! Parents want to be sure that their little ones aren’t in any real danger while trick-or-treating.
So how safe is your community on Halloween night? Chamber of Commerce conducted a study to find the top 25 safest U.S. cities for trick-or-treating in 2023. They looked at several factors, including crime rates, pedestrian protections, law enforcement presence, and more.
The ranking was determined using data on more than 300 cities that have populations of at least 100,000. Then they weighed these five key metrics equally: pedestrian fatalities, violent crime, property crime, the number of registered sex offenders, and the number of law enforcement employees. Each metric was calculated per 10,000 people.
According to the 2023 Halloween safety statistics, Naperville, Illinois is America’s safest city for trick-or-treating. The Chicago suburb of 150,000 residents is described as retaining “the charm and security of a tight-knit community.” Naperville is followed by Gilbert, Arizona and Frisco, Texas.
A little further down the safest cities list, at #4, is the Houston suburb of Sugar Land, Texas, which sounds like the perfect place to be on a day dedicated to…wait for it again…FREE CANDY! Cities in Texas, Arizona, and California dominated the study.
Rounding out the top 5 is Cary, North Carolina, which is basically tied with Sugar Land in overall score. Apparently, Cary is not so scary on Halloween or any other time. According to the study, the Triangle city of 178,000 “consistently ranks among the safest cities in the nation.” You can see the full report HERE.
Top 5 Safest Cities for Trick-or-Treating in 2023 (Chamber of Commerce)
- Naperville, Illinois
- Gilbert, Arizona
- Frisco, Texas
- Sugar Land, Texas
- Cary, North Carolina