BBC had an excellent piece covering research on the number of violent crimes that are linked to people with serious mental disorders. Researchers in Sweden examined 13 years worth of crime data and found that just over 5% (1/20) of all violent crimes in …

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  1. Well said,i applaud your blog, mental health consumers are the least capable of self advocacy,my doctors made me take zyprexa for 4 years which was ineffective for my symptoms.I now have a victims support page against Eli Lilly for it’s Zyprexa product causing my diabetes.–Daniel Haszard http://www.zyprexa-victims.com

  2. Interesting research. As a forensic clinical psychologist I’m surprised it is as high as 5%. A while back when auditing our Mentally Disordered Offenders (MDO) scheme in one part of UK we got a figure of 2% in the 18-65 age range, across all crimes.

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