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    Why does Thailand have ten times the intentional homicide rate of the UK?

    I genuinely cannot think why. Any suggestions?

    http://data.un.org/CountryProfile.aspx?crName=United%20Kingdom
    Intentional homicides (per 100 000 inhabitants)
    2006 - 0.5

    http://data.un.org/CountryProfile.aspx?crName=Thailand
    Intentional homicides (per 100 000 inhabitants)
    2006- 5.2

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smeg View Post
    I genuinely cannot think why.
    C'mon Smeggy you must at least have a theory as to why, shirley... ?

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    The only one I can think of is that people here maybe think they have more of a chance of getting away with it, due to incompetent police who will label it as suicide and head off for lunch.

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    beers, pussies, arrogance

    doesn't mix well in a hot country,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smeg View Post
    The only one I can think of is that people here maybe think they have more of a chance of getting away with it, due to incompetent police who will label it as suicide and head off for lunch.
    Interesting theory but do they though? Do they get away with it; would be interesting to see comparative conviction rates.

    In my opinion it's much more simple than that. Guns, specifically handguns and relative ease of access to such. The US for example is at 6.1/100,000, New Zealand 1.4/100,000 so a similar contrast there.

    Incidentally that's a great link you've provided. Bookmarked that.

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    ^ I can't find any conviction rate data. Got any?

    Thanks in advance for the green BTW
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    Because no Thai wants to grow up to be a man, so they either kill each other or turn Katoey or just go completely queer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackgang
    Because no Thai wants to grow up to be a man, so they either kill each other or turn Katoey or just go completely queer.
    idiotic response to quite possibly a valid OP.

    I'd go a step further Ant, life is cheaper and less valued in thailand than UK also...

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    I think the Jai Yen and saving face thing has a lot to do with it. Well that plus the easily availability of guns and general acceptance of criminal practices.
    If a Thai looses his cool and happens to have a gun handy you better start running.

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    Hi poverty would play some part of it

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    Sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackgang View Post
    Because no Thai wants to grow up to be a man, so they either kill each other or turn Katoey or just go completely queer.
    Excellent. Thanks for that.

    Do you have a view on existentialism as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Smeg View Post
    The only one I can think of is that people here maybe think they have more of a chance of getting away with it, due to incompetent police who will label it as suicide and head off for lunch.
    Interesting theory but do they though? Do they get away with it; would be interesting to see comparative conviction rates.

    In my opinion it's much more simple than that. Guns, specifically handguns and relative ease of access to such. The US for example is at 6.1/100,000, New Zealand 1.4/100,000 so a similar contrast there.

    Incidentally that's a great link you've provided. Bookmarked that.
    The Kiwis lead the world in rapes though.
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    Why does Thailand have ten times the intentional homicide rate of the UK?

    Low education levels, firearms easily available and not well regulated, militaristic and nationalist culture, the concept of 'face', a wholly inept and corrupt Police force, corrupt court system that can be easily manipulated and paid off, a religious belief system that puts less value on life, higher levels of poverty, etc.
    Mortals you defy the Gods, I sentence you to travel among unknown stars, until you find the Kingdom of Hades, your bodies will stay as lifeless as stone.

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    On top of all the reasons mentioned they also have a crappy emergency rescue facilities too, otherwise quite a few of these murders would be attempted murders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smeg View Post
    I genuinely cannot think why. Any suggestions?

    http://data.un.org/CountryProfile.aspx?crName=United%20Kingdom
    Intentional homicides (per 100 000 inhabitants)
    2006 - 0.5

    http://data.un.org/CountryProfile.aspx?crName=Thailand
    Intentional homicides (per 100 000 inhabitants)
    2006- 5.2

    The USA has 6.1

    Intentional homicides (per 100 000 inhabitants)2006 6.1
    so maybe the Thais like fast food too much

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    Quote Originally Posted by Panda
    The Kiwis lead the world in rapes though.
    Not to mention the ones that go unreported.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy
    The USA has 6.1
    Quote Originally Posted by blackgang
    Because no Thai wants to grow up to be a man, so they either kill each other or turn Katoey or just go completely queer.
    Hmmm......

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    I wonder how comparative rates for murder, suicide and crime in general would compare for Farang expats in Thailand? I reckon at a guess suicide would have to be about 100 times higher. Murder (of Farangs, not by Farangs) would probably be about 20 times higher and general crimes I don't know. Talking here about overall figures including those living in tourist areas, not just family guys settled out in the country. Would be interesting to hear others opinions?

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    Pobly the main reason is that even as sneaky as a Thai is they have 10 times the balls of those from the UK, ever think of that?

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    Any data on how people are killed?

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    better shots?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackgang View Post
    Pobly the main reason is that even as sneaky as a Thai is they have 10 times the balls of those from the UK, ever think of that?

    strangely enough, no

    This subject has been raised by one of our older, more respected members, and is based on FACTS, so must be answered in a similar tone, with information

    all these conjectures hardly make any difference, maybe this or maybe that

    nobody really knows, but obviously more information should be available to make even an educated guess (like how did the people die? gunshot, somtam etc)
    I have reported your post

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