Must-Know Halloween Accidents Statistics [Current Data]

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"On average, children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than on any other day of the year."

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"In 2019, 41.1 million children aged 5-14 went trick-or-treating in the United States."

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"Between 1985 and 2015, 608 pedestrian fatalities were reported on Halloween night, with 27% being children under the age of 15."

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"In 2016, over 65% of all traffic fatalities on Halloween night involved a drunk driver."

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"Between 2012 and 2016, 44% of all people killed in motor vehicle crashes on Halloween night were in crashes involving a drunk driver."

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"Jack-o’-lanterns cause an average of 900 house fires in the United States each year."

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"In the United States, 70% of streets do not have sidewalks, creating potential hazards for trick-or-treaters on Halloween night."

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"Approximately 28% of Halloween pedestrian fatalities are hit-and-run crashes."

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"Between 2009 and 2018, there were 164 deaths related to Halloween costume fires."

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"The number of home fires on Halloween doubles on average compared to regular days of the year."

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"Approximately 35% of Halloween costumes tested by a consumer watchdog contained dangerous levels of toxins."

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"In 2012, an estimated 3,270 pedestrians were injured on Halloween night."

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"Between October 30 and November 1 each year, there is a 33% increase in fatal motorcycle accidents."

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"Vandalism claims during Halloween increase by 19%, compared to the average day throughout the year."

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