VIOLENT CRIME WAS REDUCED BY 70%

"Three years ago The Chicago Crime Lab wanted to do something to reduce the violence. They elicited proposals from 200-300 different institutions and they picked three, Transcendental Meditation was one of the three. Over the three years 2,000 students in a control group practiced Transcendental Meditation and The Crime Lab wanted to see if they could reduce arrests for violent crime by 5%.

If they could get to 5% reduction they would say this is a success. After three years they reduced arrests for violent crimes by not 5%, not 10, not 20, not 40, not 50 but by 70%!"
- David Lynch