Homicides by people with mental illness: myth and reality

@article{Taylor1999HomicidesBP,
  title={Homicides by people with mental illness: myth and reality},
  author={Pamela J. Taylor and John Gunn},
  journal={British Journal of Psychiatry},
  year={1999},
  volume={174},
  pages={9 - 14}
}
  • P. Taylor, J. Gunn
  • Published 1 January 1999
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • British Journal of Psychiatry
Background Tragic and high-profile killings by people with mental illness have been used to suggest that the community care model for mental health services has failed. Aims To consider whether such homicides have become more frequent as psychiatric services have changed. Method Data were extracted from Home Office-generated criminal statistics for England and Wales between 1957 and 1995 and subjected to trends analysis. Results There was little fluctuation in numbers of people with a mental… 
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