Explanation to Steady Decline in Major Crime

Institute of Science, Technology and Public Policy
Maharishi University of Management • Fairfield, Iowa 52557 • ISTPP.org

PRESS RELEASE

Steady Decline in Major Crime Baffles Experts
New York Times • May 23, 2011

The number of violent crimes in the United States dropped significantly last year, to what appeared to be the lowest rate in nearly 40 years, a development that was considered puzzling partly because it ran counter to the prevailing expectation that crime would increase during a recession. In all regions, the country appears to be safer. The odds of being murdered or robbed are now less than half of what they were in the early 1990s, when violent crime peaked in the United States. Small towns, especially, are seeing far fewer murders: In cities with populations under 10,000, the number plunged by more than 25 percent last year.

Dramatic Decline in U.S. Violent Crime Rates Confirms (Again) Predictions by Transcendental Meditation Experts in Iowa

(Maharishi Vedic City, IA) News today that violent crime in America has fallen to its lowest levels in nearly 40 years may have baffled authorities but comes as yet another confirmation of the effectiveness of the “Invincible America Assembly” at Maharishi University of Management and in Maharishi Vedic City, Iowa, where for the past five years thousands of advanced Transcendental Meditation experts have assembled to demonstrate the power of group meditation for reducing societal stress and therefore cutting crime and violence in America.

This assessment comes from Dr. John Hagelin, world-renowned quantum physicist, executive director of the Institute of Science, Technology and Public Policy, and director of the Invincible America Assembly, where nearly 2000 people from 60 countries have gathered to practice Transcendental Meditation and its advanced techniques, including Yogic Flying, together to promote “coherence in national consciousness.”

“As predicted five years ago before the launch of the Invincible America Assembly, there has been a dramatic and sustained decrease in violent crime in the United States since the Assembly began. In fact, the number of murders is now the lowest in four decades, according to the FBI Uniform Crime Reports,” Dr. Hagelin said.

Dr. Hagelin countered the conventional wisdom of experts who foresee a return to the trend in rising crime, and predicted that violent crime in the nation will continue to fall as the number of meditation experts in the Invincible America Assembly increases from the current 2,000 to the next target of 2,500.

For information and to interview Dr. Hagelin, please contact Ken Chawkin at +1-641-470-1314 or kchawkin@mum.edu.

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See: Group Meditations Reduce Crime, As Predicted
And The Power of The Collective, by John Hagelin

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