It’s the Virgos who are the real problem…

You can take your poverty stats, criminal recidivism analyses and your fancy socioeconomic indicators – the local police department in Chatham-Kent has figured out a more straightforward and less thinky predictor of criminality: your astrological sign.

Aries don’t come off too well in this analysis (you’re an Aries, and possibly a sociopathic serial killer, if you were born between March 20 – April 19).

It’s worth noting, however, that this chart only reflects the stats of the people actually in police custody. So it’s conceivable that Aries aren’t predisposed to criminality so much as they are predisposed to getting caught.

The National Post, from whence this story hails, sought a number of professional opinions on the stats, including the opinion of their own horoscope writer who, after describing the characteristics of a typical Aries,  noted “A lot of people in the newsroom are Aries.” The article also notes that she lives on an island of the BC Coast, far, far away from the newsroom.

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