Can males become violent, impulsive, or criminal after a breakup or heartbreak?
This may be more common in those with NPD (narcissistic personality disorder). Because the ego is threatened, those with narcissism may react violently.
According to some research violence is more common if there is a history of domestic violence which precipitated the breakdown of the relationship.
Some prominent features or risk factors according to the authors (Ellis and Stuckless, 2006) were conjugal violence, male partner control and mental health problems.
There is no gender difference. Both male and female can become violent and aggressive after brutal broke up. It's in human nature, to get revenge when they are being denied of the thing they want.
They are taking their frustration out by breaking things and sometimes even burning things.