Study 5: 30% decrease in crime in 3 Kansas City suburbs

The crime rates in three Kansas City suburbs, where the threshold of 1% of TM practitioners was reached in 1975, was over the subsequent 2 years compared to numbers of the area around Kansas City, and more specifically to all suburbs in the same area, with more comparable demographic variables. Compared to the entire region, crime dropped by 30% (p<.001), compared to cities in the area the decrease was even 36,3% (p<.001).Ref.Research on Maharishi’s Transcendental Meditation, Collected Papers vol. 4, 319, pp. 2496-2514