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Albany police gear up for Halloween

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Albany Police are prepping to prevent an increase in crime on Halloween.

A study by Northeastern University in Boston showed Halloween is the most violent night of the year in that city.

In fact, Halloween's crime rate is twice the daily average.

Albany Police said it's not that bad here, but they will be out trying to make sure criminals don't take advantage of the night by camouflaging themselves with masks.

“I cannot predict the future. I don't know what's going to happen but what I can tell you, is that the Albany Police Department will be out in full force not just the 31st of October but the first of November and the second and third as well,” Corp. Brian Covington, Albany Police Department.

Police said even during trick or treating, if you feel like something isn't quite right with the people knocking on your door, then don't open it.

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