While I'd agree with this on impulse, I know I'd talk myself out of it if I had to wait until Purge Day to do it. At least if there were more than a few days to wait. I don't hold grudges well and I'm usually good at self-purging my hostile urges.
But if something happened, like, that morning? I would not want to be near me that night when I'm all irrational and haven't had my usual time to overthink everything and lose my anger in the process.
Edit: a thought just occurred to me as I read this post back to myself. Maybe the Purge isn't, itself, what lowers the crime rate in this hypothetical scenario. Maybe it's the knowledge that, suddenly, any bad shit you do can have serious repercussions beyond the legal system.
Like, is it really worth robbing that store when you know in a few months the store owner might just track you down and fucking murder you? I'd be more deterred by that thought than the knowledge that I'm risking X years in prison.
I am not usually the type to delve into my personal details. But when I was growing up I was abused physically and emotionally. And only recently got out of the abuse and control that I experienced in my family for years. I abide by the rules. I am kind. I am open and honest. And try to be kind to people. But twenty plus years of abuse, emotional control, and emotional blackmail can leave someone so angry inside.
I hide behind a smile. Inside of me is so much pent up rage, and anger. And sorrow and pain. I use writing RPs and writing my stories and novels as ways to express my inner anger. To express myself. And to let go.
But there are days inside, when I am just angry. I no longer even know why I am so angry.
Anyway before I digress, there was a point that I shared this. I guess I would be one of those closet psychos people are talking about. I'd just love to one day be able to be given the permission to stab the shit out of someone to make me feel better. No matter how much talking, no matter how many musical compositions, no matter how much I write. No matter what good has come in my life I am so still angry inside.
Either way before people are afraid of me, I really am generally a good kind person. I have a hard shell surrounded by fur. Because I know murder is wrong and because I would feel terrible to actually do it, I would never do it. I'd just like to. And I could see how the Purge could be beneficial to some people.