They don’t say it specifically in the article but I am sure some Green Taliban loon will make the connection.
Apparently the higher the temperature the more violence there is on the streets…I’m not kidding.
June may be mid-winter but new research suggests it’s also the month you’re least likely to get punched in the head.
Massey University research has revealed a connection between assaults and temperature – to the extent that the rate of assault rises by about 1.5 per cent for every degree the temperature rises.
The paper, published in the journal Climactic Change by PhD student Matt Williams, looked at the 268,000 recorded assaults in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch from 1994 to 2009.
Due to population Auckland had by far the lion’s share but, per capita, Wellington came out slightly ahead.
Bouncers usually breathed a sign of relief with the arrival of cooler weather, Wellington doorman Ian Sapsford said. Read more »