Are there any statistics about what proportion of armed attackers are willing to hurt or kill as opposed only using their weapons as a threat? E.g. There were cases when a self-confident victim without any countermeasure (other than verbal and meta communication) forced the attacker to flee. Which is more probable? Any studies about the topic?
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