Detroit Mayor Dave Bing said there has been a 50 percent reduction in the number of fires over the first two days of the Angels’ Night campaign.
A spokesman for Detroit Mayor Dave Bing, Dan Lijana, says things were pretty quiet Saturday night.
The three night Angel’s Night period begins Saturday night in Detroit to help cut down on arson fires in the city.
It’s once again time for the city’s annual Angels’ Night campaign, when volunteers work together to keep Detroit’s families, residents and neighborhoods safe during the Halloween weekend October 29-31.
There are mixed messages circulating as to whether or not Detroit firefighters are ready for a weekend some expect to be riddled with arson.
Detroit’s Angels’ Night enforcement doesn’t officially get underway until this weekend, but some volunteers are already making sure their corner of the city is safe.
In a typical 24-hour period in Detroit, 20 to 30 fires are reported, but the night before Halloween sees a dramatic rise.
Community leaders in Detroit on Tuesday will detail their efforts to crack down on Angels’ Night arsonists and mischief-makers.
Volunteers are still needed for Detroit’s Angels’ Night Campaign over the three-night Halloween period.
Wayne County Sheriff Deputies will help patrol Highland Park streets during the upcoming Halloween weekend.