Scary statistics released for Halloween

Published On October 26, 2012 | By | News
By Helen Surgenor

Ghosts and ghouls are a scary sight on Halloween but for some, math and numbers can be even more frightening!

Statistics Canada has compiled a series of seasonal statistics that the arithmetic-averse will find terrifying.

In recent years, the competition for Halloween candy lessened as the population of prime trick-or-treating-aged children fell back to pre-1989 levels. SOURCE STATISTICS CANADA GRAPHIC BY HELEN SURGENOR

Teenagers get twice as much of their sugar intake from candy as adults do. SOURCE STATISTICS CANADA GRAPHIC BY HELEN SURGENOR

 

 

 

October was the month which saw the second-most money spent on candy in 2011. More money was spent on candy over the holiday season in December last year. SOURCE STATISTICS CANADA GRAPHIC BY HELEN SURGENOR

 

 

 

In Halloween 2011,  violations of the Criminal Code-except for traffic violations-increased from the same night one week prior. SOURCE STATISTICS CANADA GRAPHIC BY HELEN SURGENOR

 

 

 

“Between 1996 and 2006, the number of female funeral directors and embalmers in Canada nearly doubled,” according to Stats Canada. SOURCE STATISTICS CANADA GRAPHIC BY HELEN SURGENOR

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