For murders in the U.S., the FBI wrote:Of the homicides for which law enforcement provided supplemental data to the UCR Program, the victim-offender relationship was unknown for 44.1 percent of the victims. For the incidents in which the relationships were known, 76.8 percent of the victims knew their killers and 23.2 percent were slain by strangers. Among the incidents in which the victims knew their killers, 29.8 percent were murdered by family members and 70.2 percent were killed by acquaintances. The 2004 data also revealed that 33.0 percent of female victims were killed by their husbands or boyfriends, and 2.7 percent of the male victims were slain by their wives or girlfriends.
Bob Davis wrote:Without trying to justify the circumstances, to be honest it's never really occured to me that I wouldn't. I've thought about it, (not constantly), over the years and as a rational thing I have no issue with it if required. Does that mean I could do it in reallity, I've no idea.
fujicolt wrote:totally agree Jim
what would be the deciding factors for you?
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