Crime and heat linked?
Can we blame a seeming upturn in criminal activity on the hot weather? An Indiana State University instructor says there may be a link -- but there‘s not much research to back it up. Melissa Benningfield of the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice says increased crime during summer months is likely more due to longer days and the fact that people want to go outside. Benningfield also attributes any rise to the fact that more kids are out of school and outdoors more often.