FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) --As parents and kids get their costumes ready, law enforcement is stepping up patrols to keep everyone safe.
More than 171 million Americans plan to partake in Halloween festivities. Halloween spending this year is expected to exceed $8.4 billion according to the National Retail Federation's annual holiday survey -- around $3.1 billion on costumes alone. That's the highest it has been in the survey's 11 year history.
Fresno police are planning for extra patrols tonight to keep everyone safe for Halloween. Police also started cracking down on jaywalking as part of a new pedestrian safety campaign.