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Thursday, July 2, 2009

Singin', but not Slayin', in the Precip: Fewer Murders When It Rains

On Aug. 26, 2006, something unusual happened in New York City.

It was a Saturday in the heart of summer, the kind of day that averages more than two homicides. Yet the police reported no killings.

One other thing happened that day: it rained. In fact, an analysis by The New York Times of rainfall and homicides for the last six years shows that when it rains substantially in the summertime, there are fewer homicides.

link: Fewer Murders in New York City on Rainy Days, Analysis Shows -


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