December 26, 2011

Is Crime Really Higher During a Full Moon?

Nathan Green, Guardian

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I was a particularly cowardly child. I'm not such a brave adult either, but the subjects of my cowardice have changed somewhat. As an adult I'm more scared of losing my job in a recession or having my identity stolen on the internet. As a child, I was terrified of werewolves. Every full moon I would worry about being on the wrong end of gnashing, razor-sharp teeth.

Of course I shouldn't have been any more worried when there was a full moon than on any other night. Or should I?

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TAGGED: Moon, Statistics, Crime


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