Exposing Falsehoods and Revealing Truths
Twenty-four cities in which 1% of the population began Maharishi's Transcendental Meditation program by 1972 displayed significant decreases in crime rate during the next year (1973) and a decreased crime rate trend during the subsequent five years (1972-1977 in comparison to 1967-1972). In contrast, crime rate increased in 24 matched control cities. The FBI Uniform Crime Index is publicly available data from an independent source.
Reference: Drs. Dillbeck, Landrith, & Orme-Johnson, 1981. Collected Papers, Vol. 4, pp 2487-2495 http://www.mum.edu/m_effect/04_us_cities/index.html