Mozart as a childClassical music piped through speakers has dramatically reduced crime rates in the center of New Zealand’s second largest city, retailers in Wellington said today.

They said the introduction of soothing music from composers such as Mozart had seen the number of anti-social incidents in the city’s central mall plummet from 86 every week in 2008 to just two per week this year.

(READ the full AFP story at Yahoo! News)


  1. I was just going to send this story link to Gerri!! Very funny! And what a nice change to be listening to classical music instead of the techno beat etc so common in the malls I’ve been to… bring it on!

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