Hot Crime


It’s hot today. Not that that’s news to anyone who’s been outside, but there is something about rising temperatures that should be noted: when the earth turns up the heat, we turn to crime.

Yes, it’s true: a rise in temperatures correlates with an increase in crime. Some say it’s because we are more easily agitated when it’s hot. Maybe it’s just because we drink more; ya know, the cool-beer-on-a-hot-day effect. Whatever the cause, it’s a proven fact, and it’s been tracked for decades.

So, take heed on this hot day, and be a little more patient than you might normally be. After all, we don’t want to add to statistics.

Sonoma County Library