Angels Night helps reduce fires from 800 to 40 leading up to Halloween

- Angel's Night is now a three day campaign coordinated by the City of Detroit to reduce arson and vandalism the day before Halloween.

The three day program, including the two days prior to Halloween and the holiday itself, focuses on beefed up patrols, curfews for youngsters, thousands of community volunteers and cooperation between police, fire and city leaders.

Arsons have dropped to their lowest level since the campaign began in 1994 during Mayor Dennis Archer's administration.

Through the '80s and '90s Detroit saw between 500 and 800 arsons the day before Halloween, also known as Devil's Night.

Last year, the city reports only 40 fires took place during the first two days of the campaign. 

This year, Monday is when you'll likely see all hands on deck volunteer wise. 

Ray Solomon, a district manager for the Angels night campaign reported approximately 6,000 volunteers turned out last year and he expects the numbers to hold this year.

Detroit Police have emergency curfews in effect for some minors Sunday through Tuesday. The most current information is available through DPD's Facebook Page.

Those who violate curfew will be ticketed and held by Police until a guardian or parent can pick them up.

The spooky costumes and sumptuous treats are upon us. The Angel's Night Campaign coordinators emphasize the campaign has worked so well, they can transition to fun.

"This is a time to celebrate," Chief James Craig told Fox 2.

Various activities have been planned for children on Halloween including an expansion of Trunk-or-Treat

Other activities are available for children on Halloween "at all police precincts, several fire stations, recreation centers and parks."

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