Friday night was a great night, the weather was cool, there were no mosquitos to bother me, and the sunset was beautiful. The sunset was also earlier than it was a month ago. The early sunset got me to thinking about the holiday season that was coming up and the crime that comes with it. According to the FBI violent crime rates increased in 2015 from the previous two years, a fact that should make everybody be more aware of there surroundings. As we come into this holiday season and we spend more time outside in dark parking lots please be cautious, pay more attention to what is going on around you, and listen to your gut. If something doesn’t look or feel right, go and get help. Nothing can ruin your holiday’s more quickly than being the victim of a violent crime.