Does Hot Weather Cause Rioting?

Is it true that historically, most of the riots, revolutions, and other uprisings have taken place when the weather was quite warm? Why would this be the case??

I watch the show ‘COPS’ frequently and I’ve noticed that the guys who are involved in domestic disputes almost NEVER have their shirts on, and in the rare instances that they do they are light T-shirts only appropriate for warm weather.

So what is the connection between climate and behavior? Are regions with colder climates safer??


Maybe there are more riots in warm weather because that’s when everybody is outside?? If it was the wintertime and it was just one guy standing around outside throwing rocks, it wouldn’t be much of a riot…