Study: Mankato is one of 'safest metros' in America for trick-or-treating

The southern Minnesota city ranked 2nd on the list.
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Minnesota is home to one of the safest metropolitan areas in the country when it comes to trick-or-treating.

That's according to a study by Your Local Security, which looked at the number of potential trick-or-treaters in 383 U.S. metro areas along with public safety statistics.

YLS said the best-performing cities had fewer pedestrian collision deaths, low violent crime, and are home to fewer sex offenders.

That all adds up to an all-round safer Halloween experience for youngsters, it says.

And good news for some southern Minnesotans, the Mankato-North Mankato metro area ranked as the 2nd safest in the nation.

Only Lincoln, Nebraska ranked higher than Mankato in the top 10 list.

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Nebraska, as the map above shows, actually had three locations that make it the joint safest state in the nation for trick-or-treating, along with Utah.

Meanwhile, six of the top 10 most dangerous metros for trick-or-treating are in Florida, with St. Louis the only Midwest city making the bottom 10.

While we're talking trick-or-treating, the Washington County Sheriff's Office put out this worthwhile message on Monday, regarding households who receive trick-or-treaters who may have one of any number of behavioral conditions.

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