Study 2: Decrease in crime in Cleveland, U.S.

In four suburbs in Cleveland where 1% of the population had learned TM, a significant correlation between the number of TM practitioners and a decrease in the number of crimes during 3 consecutive periods was studied (1973-74 r = -.81, p<.001, 1975 r = -.42, p<.01 and the first half of 1976 r = -.78, p<.001).Ref.Scientific Research on Maharishi’s Transcendental Meditation, Collected Papers Vol. 2, 166. pp. 1199-1204