Victoria police reported a quiet Halloween night, saying it appears most of the revelry occurred on the weekend.
Between 6 p.m. and 3 a.m. Halloween night, VicPD’s Communications Centre received 55 calls for help, mostly firework complaints, compared to Friday and Saturday nights when it fielded 105 and 97 calls during the same time period – mostly to deal with alcohol-fuelled problems.
A typical 24-hour day yields approximately 150 calls for service.
Police applauded Victoria’s bylaw that prohibits the sale, possession and discharge of fireworks. They said amount of fireworks seized and the amount of damage that previously occurred as a result of their careless use, has shrunk considerably since the bylaw went into effect in 2007.