The relationship between the rate of homicide by those with schizophrenia and the overall homicide rate: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

@article{Large2009TheRB,
  title={The relationship between the rate of homicide by those with schizophrenia and the overall homicide rate: a systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Matthew Michael Large and Glen Smith and Olav B Nielssen},
  journal={Schizophrenia research},
  year={2009},
  volume={112 1-3},
  pages={123-9}
}
BACKGROUND It is widely believed that the rate of homicide by the mentally ill is fixed, differs little between regions and is unrelated to the total homicide rate. METHODS We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of population-based studies conducted in developed countries of homicide committed by persons diagnosed with schizophrenia. FINDINGS We found that rates of homicide by people diagnosed with schizophrenia were strongly correlated with total homicide rates (R=0.868, two… CONTINUE READING