X-Message-Number: 1046
Subject: Misadventure
Date: Wed, 22 Jul 92 02:17:27 PDT

Re message #1039, a lot of homicides must be considered the result of
a psychopathology, the same as suicide, and the homicide rate has a very
strong cultural component.  Great Britain and Switzerland come to mind as
examples of much lower homicide rates.  Sorry I can't cite any numbers off 
the top of my head, but I felt, and still feel, that *much* lower homicide
rates are possible.  As a counter-example, the homicide rate among black
males is about *five times* the aggregate rate for whites.

Hugh Hixon at 

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