Research by California’s Stanford University on Sweden’s entire adult population from the years 2001 to 2008 finds that a mental disorder was associated with a 5x greater risk of homicidal death, relative to persons without mental disorders, and irrespective of age, sex, or other characteristics. The research was published this week in the British Medical Journal.
Of further interest:
Risk of people with mental illnesses dying by homicide (British Medical Journal)
Study: People With Mental Illness Are Five Times More Likely to Be Murdered (The Atlantic)
Mentally Ill Murder Risk is Five Times Higher than General Population (Medical Daily)