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The population impact of severe mental illness on violent crime.

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OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to determine the population impact of patients with severe mental illness on violent crime. METHOD: Sweden possesses high-quality national registers for all hospital admissions and criminal convictions. All individuals discharged from the hospital with ICD diagnoses of schizophrenia and other psychoses (N=98,082) were linked to the crime register to determine the population-attributable risk of patients with severe mental illness to violent crime. The attributable...

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10.1176/appi.ajp.163.8.1397

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Journal:
American journal of psychiatry
Volume:
163
Issue:
8
Pages:
1397-1403
Publication date:
2006-08-01
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EISSN:
1535-7228
ISSN:
0002-953X
Source identifiers:
176934

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