Oranges calm criminals!

By | February 20, 2008

Oranges calm criminals

Tough criminals in Holland became less aggressive and had fewer fights when exposed to the scent of oranges, a new study found.

Rotterdam police said the four week study suggested that criminals, many of them violent drug pushers, were calmer and more malleable when the perfumes were circulated through cell air vents.

The head of police social services, Herma Heester, told the Daily Telegraph: “It’s amazing, fighting in the cells has been dramatically reduced and we are using 10 per cent fewer sedation drugs.”

Rotterdam has one of the highest crime rates in the Netherlands, with violent drug-related crimes accounting for more than half of arrests.

Source: Ananova

Leave a Reply