Halloween is a time when crime rates surge because criminals can get away with wearing masks without anyone raising an eyebrow. Those with sinister intentions also know that the police are outnumbered and very busy during the spooky Holiday, so they have more of a chance of carrying out their plans without being stopped. Halloween is a time when women are especially vulnerable. We go to parties surrounded by strangers and drink mysterious “witch’s brew” and things like that. We think nothing of it when a masked man walks a few blocks behind us. And, let’s face it, we go out in teeny, tiny outfits. Every day, women should take precautions to keep themselves safe, but this is especially true on Halloween night (and the whole week of the holiday, really). Here are important Halloween safety tips for women.
Avoid circling shots
Those trays of colorful jello shots and shots with little flames on top—avoid those. They circle the venue in open air, where it’s easy for someone to drop something into them. Get your drinks from the bar.