Vital statistics

  • 2007-08-23
  • By Mike Collier
RIGA - It's good to see that workers at the Latvian Office of Statistics take their jobs so seriously.

The first thing to greet visitors to the department's extremely informative website ( is a survey asking them to state how often they visit the site. Once you've entered the relevant data, you can then admire an instant bar graph of results.The last time The Baltic Times checked, 'Irregularly' was enjoying a statistically-significant three-point lead over 'Once a month'.

We wonder what the official number-crunchers do on their days off 's note the numbers of passing trams and their average frequency, perhaps?