(Map courtesy of SmartAsset)

Orem’s treat came early once again this year. For the second year in a row, Orem City was ranked as the No. 2 best city for trick-or-treating by SmartAsset.

“Another concern during Halloween, and being out late trick-or-treating, is safety,” SmartAsset wrote as an explanation for the ranking. “Orem has the lowest violent crime rate in the study and is in the top 20 percent for lowest property crime rate.

“Plus, 26 percent of this city’s residents are under the age of 15. That means it’s full of trick-or-treating spirit and kids will have plenty of friends to trade their candy with.”

The website considered seven factors when evaluating 258 cities around the country: single-family housing density, population 14 and younger, violent crime rate, property crime rate, median home value, average temperature and chance of precipitation.

As of Tuesday afternoon, weather.com reported that Halloween in Orem will have a high of 53 degrees and a low of 35 degrees with a 20 percent chance of precipitation.

Besides Orem, one other Utah city made the Top 24; Ogden, Utah was ranked the No. 22 best city to trick-or-treat. See all the rankings at smartasset.com.

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