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The best cities to trick or treat

Children from all over the country are laying out their costumes and treat bags in preparation for a holiday that ideally should be spooky, but not downright scary.

To that end, WalletHub compiled the best cities for Halloween based on indicators including the crime rate, number of costume and candy stores per capita and the weather forecast on October 31. (Check out the charts below for a look at where you can get the most treat for your trick.)

Americans are slated to spend about $8.4 billion this October for costumes, candy and parties, according to the National Retail Federation an all-time high since the retail trade association first began tracking Halloween spending 11 years ago.

One reason is the increased likelihood of adults to dress up during an election year. But politics aside, this holiday is all about the kids.