09 May 2009

Welcome to "FULL MOON FRIDAY"!!!

But you can '86' the two percent...

Lightbulb Full Moon & Crime - Study Results

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

The Utah state bureau that tracks crime has decided to test out the old police superstition that crime peaks during a full moon.

The Utah Bureau of Criminal Identification decided to track eight categories of crimes to see how many of them occurred during a full moon. And for the first time, the bureau has included its findings in its quarterly 2001 crime reports.

Statistics collected by the bureau through June 30 showed four of the last six deaths ruled to be homicide or manslaughter occurred during a full moon. In fact, from January 1999 through the first six months of 2001, the number of manslaughters during a full moon was more than 220 percent greater than on all other days, according to BCI statistics. The number of homicides during that same period were more than 53 percent higher during a full moon. Rape, motor vehicle theft and burglary were other crimes that were higher during a full moon.

Simple assault, aggravated assault and robbery, however, all decreased during a full moon compared with all other days, according to BCI.

Utah BCI defines a “full moon” as the actual day of a full moon as well as the day before and the day after.

Overall, based on the eight categories analyzed, crime was up 2.86 percent during a full moon compared with all other days. Dating back to January 1996, there were 19 homicides or manslaughters during a full moon, or four times more than on all other days. Police say they don’t have any long-term statistics to back up the observation, but they do seem to stay busier when there is a full moon. “We tend to get a lot of weird calls on full moons,” said Sandy police Lt. Kevin Thacker. “There’s always kind of been that superstition on a full moon,” concurred Murray police Detective Rob Hall. “There’s no concrete stats or facts, but on full moons you sometimes watch your step a little closer.”

BCI is offering no analysis of the statistical findings. “We just thought it would be interesting more or less to run the statistics and see what would happen,” said Adrienne Sowards, BCI criminal information and compliance specialist.


I hope everyone has clear skies-- both Meta- and literally -physical; She oughta be a Beauty...

Here's some other interesting Full Moon stuffs. And NO, Cygnus is NOT baring tushie here LOL!!! [That got me a two-month long suspension in high school.. ahh, but that's ANOTHER post! Har!]

Enjoy, Folks!!!

Slainte!!!

Cygnus

13 comments:

Kyddryn said...

:::humming softly::: There's a moooon out toniiiight...

Aww, no Swan Moon? Guess it's early-ish to bed then, with a trashy romance to kill any overactive brain cells and hopes for better dreams than previous nights have afforded. Or, at least, calmer ones.

Sweet dreams yourself, sir.

Shade and Sweetwater,
K

Beth said...

I do know that things always seemed crazier inside the jail on nights of full moons even though the inmates couldn't see outside. The streets seemed wilder, too. We deputies always joked about needing hazardous duty pay on full moon, payday, holiday weekends.
Not a sweet, romantic reply like the previous one, huh?

Cygnus MacLlyr said...

WHAH!??!! NO SWAN MOON??!Um, oh, wait... what MOON are we speaking of, now? Girl, better tread softly... cygnus falls easily for Beautiful Flowers...

Shall I don incubus attire and Trave the Aether...? I mean, I'd hate to pin hopes of a peaceful night on someone elses book when we could be writing our own...

Ahh.. but you said " ...calmer ones"..

Well, that's not to say I haven't known 'calm' succuba... but...

Y'know, I don't know how much more "hoof" i can orally ingest afore REAL trouble striketh..

So, Shade and Sweetwater Dreams, M'Lady...
Nothing wrong w/ gentle... I prefer, in fact...

[swallows another webbed waddler...]

Cygnus MacLlyr said...

no, mom.. but then Full Moon here, versus "there", kinda negate any romantic penchant anyhow...
And, who can have the maternal "mom" in one head without it effecting the 'other'! HA! {Thanks, Sweet Cheeks' hubby!}

[**OK, folks; some jokes are JUST FOR ME,...**]

And thanks to Beth/mom-- for, literally, Life Itself...

Love,

J.

Xanadu said...

I don't want to be killed, so I may have to stay indoors tomorrow night. It'll be a Full Moon then. Nothing like a huge Harvest Moon, though. Those things are the most awesome thing in the sky! Hugs.

Stephanie in AR said...

It's raining again...

Did you finish checking the map? Better pack a boat & some hip-boots too.

Raindrops keep falling on my head...

Cygnus MacLlyr said...

Steph.. Right up thru l'il Rock, split slightly NW not long after...

Oh, is I s'pposed to give, like numbers and such?!?

I'm just like the guy who's feet are too big for his bed; nothing seems to fit; those..

Cygnus MacLlyr said...

Xanadu, Lady...

A Full Moon, and Indoors...
Sounds like a potential perfect pursuit to this Ol' Bird...!

Thanks for the visit, Lady!

Stephanie in AR said...

Well, if I remembered the river name correctly & read the map the same you are headed about half a county over from some of my family.

And seeing as how Molly maroon is being fickle I thought, if you & the uncle ran into trouble to email you my specifics. Little Rock is about 3 hours away. I wasn't too sure which side of the state you'd be touring. But in an emergency...

Oh and avoid North Little Rock unless you like bars on the windows of the businesses.

Knight Angel said...

And everyone thinks swans are such pure creatures!

Now I know why they chuckle so, when they think no one's about...

Shade and Sweetwater
K (the pure, sweet, innocent...yeah, yeah...I can't convince myself, either...)

Cygnus MacLlyr said...

WHAT IS THIS???!!!A NIGHT ANGEL in disguise?

And one who confuseth a Swan's 'beauty' [whence they're known; that ain't ego... yeah; I can't convince myself either...] with 'purity'?

Well, "pure" and "innocent" can be, and no doubt HAVE BEEN, misconstrued...

I jest cain't fathom how THIS ol' bird ever got categorically slotted with EITHER sect.. LOL!!

you sly l'il... AHHH!!!! "NIGHT ANGEL"...
I just snapped, my l'il succubus...

Oh, WOW...

;D

Kyddryn said...

Oh pucker nuts! That's what comes of not enough sleep and too much moonlight (no, not moonSHINE, moonLIGHT) - one forgets to change one's attire when visiting friends.

Sorry 'bout that.

Shade and Sweetwater,
K

Cygnus MacLlyr said...

de nada, m'Lady.
At least you'd had enough sleep not to change attire IN FRONT OF friends..

Hmm.. Mayhap a little less sleep before next visit, eh? ;D