Increased Positivity, Decreased Crime

The results show that 24 cities in which 1% of the population had been instructed in the Transcendental Meditation program by 1972 displayed decreased crime rates during the next year (1973) and decreased crime rate trends during subsequent years (1972­1977) in comparison to 1967­1972, in contrast to control cities matched for geographic region, population, college population, and crime rate.

The Transcendental Meditation program and crime rate change in a sample of forty-eight cities, Journal of Crime and Justice 4: 25­45, 1981.