More vandalism occurs on Oct. 31 than any other time except for New Year’s Day, according to a GateHouse Media data analysis of the FBI’s National Incident-Based Reporting System.
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Halloween spending is projected to drop for the second consecutive year but it’s still the third-highest in the National Retail Federation’s 15-year survey history.
Between January and August — the latest month for which data is available — U.S. airlines reported having mishandled at least 6,915 wheelchairs. That’s an average of 29 times a day.