Study: As Winters Grow Warmer, Crime Rates Are Rising Along With The Temperature

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In this 2007 file photo, an iceberg is seen melting off the coast of Ammasalik, Greenland.

It's been shown that violent crime spikes in summer as temperatures rise.

As climate change leads to warmer winters, that correlation could extend to other seasons.

New research from CU Boulder analyzed weather and crime data from 16,000 cities across the United States. Ryan Harp, the lead author of the study, talked to Colorado Matters about this one potential impact of global warming.