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If you believe that Halloween is a good clean scare that might frighten only a five year-old, then some weird statistics may interest you. The numbers are taken from the law enforcement reports in comparison with the same day one week before the event itself and represent 99% of the population of Canada. Be aware!

46%— the proportion of all criminal incidents reported during Halloween 2010 that were violations against property.

22%— the proportion of all criminal incidents reported during Halloween 2010 that were violations against the person.

17%— the proportion of all criminal incidents reported during Halloween 2010 that were other Criminal Code violations.

51%— the percentage increase in other Criminal Code violations such as weapons-related offences, disturbing the peace, trespassing, indecent acts and breach of probation reported October 31st, 2010, compared with October 24th, 2010.

38%— the percentage increase in violent offences such as robbery, aggravated assault, assaults causing bodily harm and assaults against civilians and police officers reported October 31st, 2010, compared with October 24th, 2010.

30%— the percentage increase in property violations, such as general mischief, arson, theft and break and enter reported to police October 31st, 2010, compared with October 24th, 2010.

19%— the percentage increase in drug violations, such as possession, reported to police October 31st, 2010, compared with October 24th, 2010.

32%— the percentage increase in Criminal Code traffic violations, such as impaired driving and dangerous driving, reported to police October 31st, 2010, compared with October 24th, 2010.

Courtesy of Statistics Canada

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