Angels’ Night began in the mid-1990s in response to the arson fires that scorched the city of Detroit in the previous several years during what was then called Devils’ Night. In 1984, more than 800 fires were reported.
Angels’ Night includes the two days before Halloween and the holiday itself. City officials have credited police and fire patrols and the efforts of thousands volunteers with helping decrease arson activity around the holiday.
In recent years, Angels’ Night has turned into more of a festive, community-building event. Neighbors come together not only to patrol but also for special dinners and other Halloween activities. ABC is a proud participant and supporter of this event.