Study 6: Correlation between the number of TM practitioners and crime decrease in 160 cities

This large scale study was done to find statistical prove that the TM 1% effect is the actual cause of crime decreases observed. A “cross-lagged panel correlation” (CLPC) was carried out across 160 randomly selected cities, a study measuring cause and effect, and asking the question how strong cause (high percentage of TM practitioners) and effect (crime decrease) were correlated, and whether an effect can be detected in the absence of the cause, or a cause without effect. This study showed a significant causative correlation between the percentage of TM practitioners and crime decrease. The study was later repeated across 80 larger cities, with the same result.Ref.Journal of Mind and Behavior, vol. 8, 1987, pp. 67-104