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Halloween Safety

Anti-Social Behaviour

Anti-social behaviour over the Halloween period has been declining since 2014 in the county and Dorset Police is asking the public to help keep these statistics down. 

Please be respectful to those who don't want to participate. If homes are displaying 'No trick or treating' signs, or residents ask you to move on, please do so politely. 

There are members of our communities who might find this time of year intimidating. Vulnerable people may be distressed if they are disturbed by people they do not know, particularly late at night. 

You can report anti-social to the police via the Do It Online function. Alternatively you can email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or call 101. If a crime is in progress or life is in danger, always call 999.

Find out more information about anti-social behaviour> 

Trick or Treating Safety Advice 

  • Children should always be accompanied by an adult when they are trick-or-treating.

  • Only go to houses of people you know and who are happy for you to call.

  • Stay safe, keep to places that you know and are well lit. Do not take short cuts through gardens, alleyways or parks.

  • Watch out for traffic - drivers might not see you.

  • Carry a torch and a fully charged mobile phone (if you have one).