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Crime and Temperature

Sometimes research confirms what "everybody knows."  Frank Otto has this article at Drexel Now reporting research finding that violent crimes and disorderly conduct are positively correlated with temperature.

The research, conducted by Leah Schinasi, PhD, assistant research professor, and Ghassan Hamra, PhD, assistant professor, both of Drexel's Dornsife School of Public Health, was published in the Journal of Urban Health and used a decade's worth of crime data in Philadelphia (from 2006 until 2015) to find that rates of violent crime and disorderly conduct increased when daily temperatures are higher.


This is why I have long said those who really care about public safety ought also to really care about global warming... ;-)

That's why we keep it cool in our facilities,
which stops all of the hot-blooded Norwegians from going beserk.

'Universal air-care (air conditioning) is a basic human right!' -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_btPxHUVnvc

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