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Trick or Treat! 72% of parents admit to stealing candy from their kids

Are you a candy thief?

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — It's a spookiest time of the year -- especially for kids with parents that steal their candy!

Whether it be sneaking a sweet treat while the kids are asleep or "checking the quality," about 72% of parents admit to candy theft according to a recent Wallethub study.

More spooky statistics from Wallethub, only about 29% of Americans plan on taking their kids trick-or-treating in the first place. 

RELATED: Halloween 2019: When to go trick-or-treating in West Michigan

Other tidbits from the study:

  • Americans are estimated to spend $2.6 billion on Halloween candy this year and $3.2 billion on costumes.
  • 69% of Americans plan to hand out candy to trick-or-treaters.
  • 36% of parents think 12 or 13 years old is old enough to trick-of-treat alone.
  • Halloween house fires will cause an estimate $11 million in direct property damage each year.


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