Then there were the teens that dressed up and went out with their little brothers and sisters, it wasn't so hard for them as people often thought they were there to guide the young ones and sometimes they were. Also, some went in a group to collect goodies just like the children.
The rest of them stayed away from costumes an such. Some secretly wanted to be a part of this deliciously scary holiday. They waited, hoping they would have a generous sibling that would share with them or that the bowl their parent was handing out candy from would still have goodies left when the clock struck eight.
Every year I hear conversations (or see them on facebook)either complaining that their teenage children should be able to go trick or treating or complaining about the teenagers that do trick or treat. No one wants the vandalism but, it happens and if severe enough, that is a criminal matter. I tend to think teenagers are just big children with the same desire for fun and candy. If a 6' person comes to my door and they are wearing a costume I am going to give them candy.