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Is it rare for someone to act out in violence in society?

Postby ClairePurdue » Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:56 am

When not fueled by any intoxicants (drugs/alcohol)? My psychiatrist told me this, he said that violence and murder against random people are extraordinarily rare (at least in my country). Only 25 people in Ireland die from homicides. That surprises me.

I wonder why? I know the law exists and murder can land you in prison but surely I don't think people in the heat of the moment are thinking about the law? Same thing with it being "selfish" or "cowardly" as I've heard some people say. If it's simply anger control, then wouldn't we expect to see a few more incidents? The mere fact that it's so rare puzzles me?

Sorry for the questions, I just was curious.
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Re: Is it rare for someone to act out in violence in society?

Postby RottenFish » Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:34 am

Your psychiatrist is correct. In Ireland, people have self-control and DO NOT kill each other. Be happy that you live in a safe country where people respect life.
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