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Halloween Weekend Relatively Tame So Far For South Coast Community

A scaled-back enforcement plan in Isla Vista this year was apparently the right call, with Halloween weekend crowds way down.

Saturday night was the biggest concern.

In response, UC Santa Barbara held a concert aimed at students, with a $5 entrance price point.

The event  diverted thousands of students and residents off the streets and into a safe environment.

Overall, crime-related totals are low as of late Saturday. The weekend numbers had under 25 arrests and a similarly low number of medical calls.

There were no serious injuries.

Increased security and patrols will continue through the 31st.

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