Copycat Crimes: We see so many of the same crimes each day/week. Does that make them copycat crimes?

United States
April 24, 2018 10:29am CST
There was a time when the crimes we see today were not so prevalent years ago. Now, it is all the time. In the 50's and 60's, how often did you read about someone going into a school or fast food place and just start shooting? When did you read that a person drove into a crowd and killed nine people? Now, it is all the time. It makes me feel that these are copycat crimes. Do they do it for attention or some other reason?
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@1hopefulman (26194)
• Canada
24 Apr
Certainly some see or read about something and they get the idea to solve some problem they think they have by doing the same. Sad world!
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• United States
24 Apr
Some people are so desperate for attention. Look at Hollywood.
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@1hopefulman (26194)
• Canada
25 Apr
@MsBooklover It seems that some can only get attention by committing evil deeds.
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• United States
25 Apr
@1hopefulman Look at singers today....they cannot sing unless they have most of their clothes off.
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• India
24 Apr
I think it's bit of both but whatever could be the reason it's only making the world a dangerous place
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• United States
24 Apr
It certainly is.
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@just4him (110245)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
26 Apr
It was certainly safer growing up than it is now. With terrorism on the rise, I don't think it's for attention.
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• United States
26 Apr
I don't think it is for attention when it is terrorism. That is about control.
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@just4him (110245)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
27 Apr
@MsBooklover I agree.
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@Corbin5 (100221)
• United States
24 Apr
I do think some do it for attention or for some other insane purpose. Crimes occurred back in the day, but we were not bombarded with those crimes day in and day out. Technology gives too many people who are not quite sane too many harmful ideas.
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• United States
24 Apr
Yes, we were not bombarded with it day in and day out. You are right about technology. It is a shame that something that can help us gets used in a poor manner.
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