Log In
Monday 28th May 2018

Mental health killings rise

29th July 2009

The National Confidential Inquiry report funded by the National Patient Safety Agency has shown a rise in the number of people murdered by mental illness sufferers.

70 people were killed in England and Wales in 2004 and 2005, compared to 54 in 1997.  Professor Louis Appleby, Director of the National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness, said: "The risk of being a victim of homicide in England and Wales is around 1 in 1,000 and the risk of being killed by someone with schizophrenia is around 1 in 20,000."

Share this page


There are no comments for this article, be the first to comment!

Post your comment

Only registered users can comment. Fill in your e-mail address for quick registration.

Your email address:

Your comment will be checked by a Healthcare Today moderator before it is published on the site.

Article Information

Title: Mental health killings rise
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 12323
Date Added: 29th Jul 2009


BBC News

Recent Related Articles

Health starts failing at 47 in some parts of England and Wales

Energy drinks ban in the UK


Add to scrapbook
Show Comments
Add comment
Find all related articles


Mayden - Innovative cloud-based applications for healthcare
© Mayden Foundation 2018