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Mentally ill 'three times' more likely to be crime victims

People with severe mental illness are three times move likely to be a victim of any crime, according to a report on the mentally ill, police and illegal activity.

  • They were five times more likely to experience assault than a person who was sane.
  • Women with severe mental illness were 10 times more likely to experience assault.
  • Over two-thirds, 62%, of women questioned reported being victims of sexual violence as an adult.
  • Nearly 45% of people with severe mental illness reported being the victim of crime in the last year.
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