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Old 11 March 2008, 07:03 PM
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Default Baby, it's safe outside

The worse the winter, the safer the streets or so goes the urban legend.

A joint study by professors at Harvard, Berkeley and Brigham Young universities proves this myth is actually fact. "I don't know why it's an urban myth because it's so well-documented," said Lars Lefgren, an associate economics professor at Brigham Young in Utah. "It sort of stands out like a sore thumb: When the weather's cold, there's quite a bit less crime."
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