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Monday, 7 October 2013

Don't touch me I'm a real live wire.


Shit the bed!  That's fucking terrifying.  Really? Wow.  how the fuck are we not walking down the street being randomly attacked as we walk?  "Well I just popped out for a paper and some nutter murdered me. Pow, just like that, shot through the heart (and you're to blame, you give mental health policy a bad name).  5th time this week you know?  I just keep on going out there and getting murdered."  Surely that should be a thing we're hearing from our friends on a daily basis?

But we're not, because when you wait a few minutes and have a look at that figure and go "Okay, there's 62 million people in the UK, even if that's the majority of the murder rate that's still a very very rare occurrence.

There were an estimated 6,800 Murders in the UK in the last 10 years.  One in four people, including myself suffers with a mental health condition.  So realistically, homicides by "mental patients" should be around 1,700, but they're not, whereas the 75% of you who aren't loonies are responsible for 82% of the murders.

This is before we even consider the fact that 95% of all murders are committed by men.

I know, I know, you're freaking out now going "Sanctions need to be put in place to save us!  Why aren't we locking up all the men?"  and to that I say we don't need to.  Just 95% of them at the very most.