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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