Illness is characterised by a lesion or an infectious agent. And as far as we know there is no lesion or infectious agent in schizophrenia.
What I observe is that the reason many are so emotionally cruet to those who are schizophrenc is because schizophrenics don't conform.
And usually this is expressed in bad faith by accusing the schizophrenic person to being violent or might be violent.
But in fact it is the fear of non-confomity rather than the fear of violence.
But really, accusing the schizophrenic of violence is a projection of the violent desires of the conformist against the non-conformist.
This is conclusively proved in this country for when the police are called to control a schizophrenic person, they have a bad habit of shooting them.
And this is what the conformists want - they want to shoot the schizophrenic - and the police do the job for them.
It's called murder by police. And guess what - it's all the schizophrenics fault.