Are there any actual cases of children being harmed as a result of Trick or Treating? I think any stories that we've heard are purely apocryphal - but maybe I'm wrong.
As Spidey says though - bothering people unnecessarily is far more of a problem. I know that my mother sits in the dark on Halloween night rather than having to get up every five minutes to answer the door.
Personally, I really can't be doing with these sort of things - that goes for Penny-for-the-guy, carol singers, Jehovah's Witnesses, people selling stuff door to door or anything else that means having to go to the front door.
Just as I got into bed last night, some idiots nearby started to set of fireworks. Thankfully it didn't last too long.
Basically I'm saying that I don't care what the rest of the world does as long as it doesn't bother me.
“Men never commit evil so fully and joyfully as when they do it for religious convictions.” – Blaise Pascal