Study #8) Washington, D.C.—Decreased Violent Crime (1993)
"Analysis of 1993 data [see above], controlling for temperature [climate variations], revealed that there
was a highly significant decrease in HRA [homicide, rape and assault] crimes associated with increases in the size of the
group during the Washington D.C.Demonstration Project. *
The maximum decrease was 23.3%,
when the size of the group was largest during the final week of the project. The statistical probability that this result
could reflect chance variation in crime levels was less than 2 in 1 billion (p < .000000002 )."
#11) Israel—Decreased Crime and Improved Quality of Life in Jerusalem and Israel as a Whole and Decreased War Intensity
in Lebanon (1983)
"The experiment created a group of resident Israeli TM and TM-Sidhi experts in
Jerusalem at an arbitrarily picked time (July and August 1983) to test the effect of the group on crime and the quality of
life in Jerusalem and Israel as a whole, and on the war in Lebanon.
The critical thresholds of TM and TM-Sidhi
participants needed for Jerusalem, Israel, and Lebanon were calculated at 65, 122, and 197, respectively, which took into
account the number of meditators already in the area.
Time series transfer function analysis indicated that crime
decreased by 7.4% in Jerusalem (p=.023) and by 4.1% in Israel (p=.022). When the group was largest, the war in Lebanon was
impacted, as seen by decreased war deaths (p=.019) and war intensity (p=.0045) (Orme-Johnson, Alexander, Davies, Chandler,
& Larimore, 1988).
This result of decreased war in Lebanon due to groups practicing the TM and TM-Sidhi program
has been replicated seven times [see video; 3:24 - Hagelin] (Davies, 1988; Davies, Alexander, & Orme-Johnson, 1988)."