Mental Health Disorder Linked to Violence and Other Crimes

Mental Health Disorder Linked to Violence and Other Crimes

Are mental health disorder linked to violence and other crimes?   Or, are the mentally ill victims of this violence?

A recent study conducted by Oxford University, Department of Psychiatry and Sweden’s Karolinska Institute shows people with severe mental illness are responsible for one in every 20 violent crimes.  Forty five violent crimes were committed by 1,000 inhabitants. Of these, 2.4 were inherent to patients with severe mental illness. 

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