This article from Lynn University in 2009 may not be the latest piece published but it still holds true. Children are not at greater risk from sex offenders on Halloween and yet many states communities continue to put restrictions on sex offenders for October 31st. The danger of sex offenders grabbing children while they trick or treat has become so overblown as to become not unlike an urban myth. Children are at greater risk of being hit by an automobile on Halloween, but the risk of “stranger danger” is as minuscule as on any other day.

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