You’d never know it from our Nomedia, but Hallowe’en and Bonfire nights in 2018 saw reductions in calls to the police including a massive 87% reduction for crimes involving fireworks.
My house was ‘egged’, just the one, at Hallowe’en, so naturally I assumed there had been a massive increase in threats to older citizens.
From Police Scotland:
Police in Edinburgh have praised the support of the public and partner organisations following a successful Halloween and Bonfire Night policing operation.
Between Wednesday 31st October and Monday 5th November, reported antisocial behaviour in the city fell from 747 incidents in 2017, to 552 incidents in 2018. This equates to 195 fewer calls and a reduction of 26%.
In the North East, a 53% reduction in calls relating to Bonfire Night offences were received on Monday 5th November, with the North West recording a 35% fall in antisocial behaviour during this evening, in comparison with Bonfire Night 2017.
While there were a number of reported incidents where attempts were made to target police and other emergency service personnel, no officers were injured, and no police vehicles were damaged during the evening.
Comparitively, Sunday 4th November 2018 saw 56 reported ASB incidents and 19 fireworks offences, compared to 157 and 146 respectively for Sunday 5th November 2017. This equates to a 64% reduction for antisocial behaviour and an almost 87% reduction for crimes involving fireworks.