Trick-or-treaters volume at our Menlo Park house this Halloween was basically flat compared to last year. Last year we had 208 trick-or-treaters, this year 211. We remain down quite a bit from our 2012 peak. Maybe this is the new norm?
Everything happened later this year. Our first trick-or-treater didn't show up until 6:30, and peak wasn't until 8:45. That's thirty minutes or more later than prior years. I speculate it's because it was a warm weekend night. Why not stay out a bit later, no school tomorrow. And with the fall-back DST change everyone would be looking foward to a "free" hour of sleep.
As usual, the full story can be seen in the numbers. Check it out!