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Heatwave: Is there more crime in hot weather?

19 Jul 2018, BBC

Studies from around the world and over different time periods have repeatedly found a link between hotter weather and rising crime rates. Heat fuels crime by triggering a physiological response that makes people angrier and more impatient, and by changing the opportunities available to commit crime.




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