Even before the Halloween decorations and candy came off the shelves, stores had already put up their Christmas displays. Boxes, bags, and bows line the shelves along with the hottest Christmas gifts. Fresno malls are no exception. Christmas music and decorations welcome holiday shoppers eager to check items off their shopping lists. With Black Friday only days away, shoppers are counting their cash and lining up their credit cards. Unfortunately, this time of year is popular with thieves. Thieves know that shoppers carry extra cash and credit cards this time of year. They also know that cars are full of gifts and shoppers are often distracted as they rush to finishing their errands. As the holiday shopping season gets underway, crime rates rise at malls. If you keep this in mind and take a few extra precautions, you can reduce your risk of being a crime victim this holiday season.
Approximately 200,000 children 14 years of age and under are treated for playground injuries each year. Between 2001 and 2008, 40 children died from playground-related injuries. The number of children suffering serious brain injuries and concussions from playground accidents is rising. When we send our children out to play on playground equipment whether at school