Thieves, Victims and the Zodiac

Author: Denness, Bruce
Abstract: The number of cars stolen in the Avon and Somerset Constabula1)’ area from owners of each of the twelve birth signs exhibits an approximately sinusoidal variation of one year period and amplitude approximately 10% of the monthly mean. The distribution of owners’ births throughout the year, the potential victim sample, also varies approximately sinusoidally by the same period albeit of amplitude approximately only 5% of the monthly mean and transposed a month or so earlier. Allowing for the variation in numbers of potential victims leaves a residual cycle of owners, birth signs that corresponds closely to that of young thieves. This may suggest that thieves and owners share the same preferences, which differ according to zodiacal sign.
Keywords: cars, thieves, owners, sinusoidal
Notes:Professor Christopher Bagley comments on this article on page 49 of Volume 19, Issue 1. In the Letters page of Volume 19, Issue 2 Dennis Elwell comments on this article and Bruce Denness replies. (pp62 -63
Errata noted: Figure 1 was repeated for Figure 2. The correct Figure 2 accompanies the Denness reply.
Publication: Correlation: Astrological Association Journal of Research In Astrology
Issue: Volume 19, Issue 1
Dated: 2000
Pages: pages 42 – 48

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