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11-03-2021, 10:55 PM
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It's a tragic event, but statistics at this UK government site show that 73% of homicide victims are male and 27% are female.

Women are statistically at much less risk than men, with 506 male homicides and 188 female homicides, but male homicides seem to pass without much comment. Why does it take the tragic death of a woman to make people sit up and pay attention to the situation?
That's an interesting point. Perhaps the girl's occupation might be some part of this and that of the criminal.

Whatever, it is a tragedy.
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11-03-2021, 11:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Tachyon ->
It's a tragic event, but statistics at this UK government site show that 73% of homicide victims are male and 27% are female.

https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulat...ndingmarch2020

Women are statistically at much less risk than men, with 506 male homicides and 188 female homicides, but male homicides seem to pass without much comment. Why does it take the tragic death of a woman to make people sit up and pay attention to the situation?

What is the most common factor in the murders of both men and women?

That the murderers are men.
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Re: Sarah Everard

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Susan, l think he was only being watched when he became a suspect. I read, they let him keep his firearm as they didnít want to make him become suspicious that he was under surveillance.
Thank you Art

Heartbreaking isnt it . I feel such sadness as our world needs much love now
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12-03-2021, 01:30 AM
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I've been trying to work out why this case is such big news. Every week for years friends have posted missing persons in their regions on facebook. Not just the UK but friends abroad. Usually very young people.
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12-03-2021, 01:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Suedonim ->
What is the most common factor in the murders of both men and women?

That the murderers are men.
Yes that's what's in the news today. Am I the only one who thinks this all bizarre?
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12-03-2021, 01:33 AM
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Re: Sarah Everard

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Its such a tragic thing to happen, and my heart goes to the family. What shocked me too, was the wife/partner of the guy covering up for him? I'm sorry, but I will never understand that misplaced loyalty.
Every death is tragic.
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12-03-2021, 09:33 AM
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Yes that's what's in the news today. Am I the only one who thinks this all bizarre?
Yes it's strange how events in the UK and the world, where millions of people are dying daily, have been pushed aside to make room for this unfortunate incident. I have the greatest of sympathy for the girl and her family, but it does seem like it's attracting more than it's fair share of media activity.

Has it been deliberately exaggerated to produce bad feeling toward the police, as in the case of George Floyd.
Stand by for the racist connection....
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12-03-2021, 11:14 AM
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Can't argue with the fact that another such crime has been committed by a bloke.

That's understood, and there must be much more prevention, more police, more whatever is needed.

On the other hand, the media is hammering away at the idea that the victim is in no way at fault.

I think that needs a little consideration, as well.

Surely, we should be allowed to suggest that walking home, late at night, maybe with an expensive mobile phone, in one's hand, then taking a short cut, across a Park, etc., is an obvious build up of risks!?

Time for reminders at Schools?

1) Never walk home alone, especially after dark.
2) If walking, even as a group, avoid areas "off the main street"
3) If you do have a mobile phone, in hand, keep connected to Someone (Mum?) as you walk.

Animals have fright triggers, which might stop them taking risks, Humans need to get used to the idea that an attack is very possible & how should they prepare for it.

Many seem to assume that "It won't happen to Me"

Finally, any offender should be taken off the streets for several years, not let back out there as it is suggested that this one was.

Just an opinion!
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12-03-2021, 11:20 AM
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We have all been chatting away about this case... but what happens if the human remains that have been found are not Sarahís and he is innocent of murder?
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12-03-2021, 11:22 AM
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Re: Sarah Everard

Originally Posted by Tedc ->
Can't argue with the fact that another such crime has been committed by a bloke.

That's understood, and there must be much more prevention, more police, more whatever is needed.

On the other hand, the media is hammering away at the idea that the victim is in no way at fault.

I think that needs a little consideration, as well.

Surely, we should be allowed to suggest that walking home, late at night, maybe with an expensive mobile phone, in one's hand, then taking a short cut, across a Park, etc., is an obvious build up of risks!?

Time for reminders at Schools?

1) Never walk home alone, especially after dark.
2) If walking, even as a group, avoid areas "off the main street"
3) If you do have a mobile phone, in hand, keep connected to Someone (Mum?) as you walk.

Animals have fright triggers, which might stop them taking risks, Humans need to get used to the idea that an attack is very possible & how should they prepare for it.

Many seem to assume that "It won't happen to Me"

Finally, any offender should be taken off the streets for several years, not let back out there as it is suggested that this one was.

Just an opinion!
Good post Ted, you wouldn't find me walking anywhere late at night round London, or Doncaster come to think of it, let alone in an unlit park. People should take more responsibility for their safety.
 
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