New research indicates a very strong correlation with lead in the air per gas exhausts and with crime.
Not just Direct correlation but the rate of rise and of rate of fall crime with lead as well.
This means it is just not a random correlation.Furthermore this is a state by state,country by country,world wide correlation as well.
"They studied six US cities that had both good crime data and good lead data going back to the '50s, and they found a good fit in every single one.
In fact, Mielke has even studied lead concentrations at the neighborhood level in New Orleans and shared his maps with the local police. "When they
overlay them with crime maps," he told me, "they realize they match up."
A fascinating article explains in detail.You will much wiser after reading it and need to be aware of how lead effects you and your children and their
"Maps by Karen Minot put all this together and you have an astonishing body of evidence. We now have studies at the international level, the national
level, the state level, the city level, and even the individual level. Groups of children have been followed from the womb to adulthood, and higher
childhood blood lead levels are consistently associated with higher adult arrest rates for violent crimes. All of these studies tell the same story:
Gasoline lead is responsible for a good share of the rise and fall of violent crime over the past half century"