Global Peace Initiative

Decreased Crime and Social Stress

A National Demonstration Project conducted in Washington, D.C., from June 7 to July 30, 1993, tested the efficacy of the Global Peace Initiative’s approach to reducing crime and social stress and improving the effectiveness of government.

In this carefully controlled experiment, the peace-creating group increased from 800 to 4,000 over the two-month period. Although violent crime had been steadily increasing during the first five months of the year, soon after the start of the study, violent crime (measured by FBI Uniform Crime Statistics) began decreasing and continued to drop until the end of the experiment (maximum decrease 23.3%), after which it began to rise again. The likelihood that this result could be attributed to chance variation in crime levels was less than two parts per billion (p < .000000002). The drop in crime could not be attributed to other possible causes, including temperature, precipitation, weekends, and police and community anti-crime activities. Back

Decreased crime in Washington, DC

Decreased crime in Washington, D.C. correlate with increasing numbers of people practicing the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi program in the US national capital (Reference; Social Indicators Research 47: pp. 153–201, Hagelin et al, 1999)

Meditation experts gather in Washington, DC

More than 4,000 advanced meditation experts gathered in Washington, D C, during the summer of 1993 to scientifically demonstrate the effect of the Global Peace Initiative on reducing violent crime in the U.S. capital city.