Murders Caused by Mentally Ill People
Murder is a criminal act that results in the death of another individual. In most jurisdictions, it’s an offense committed by someone with intent to harm another human being.
Murdered persons are usually killed through methods such as strangulation, asphyxiation, suffocation or drowning. There is growing concern that murders caused by mentally ill individuals may be on the rise.
Some researchers have speculated that this trend might be caused by an increased media focus on these topics. This increased publicity creates a perception of mental illness and violence as being closely connected, thus increasing stigma against people with mental illnesses.
Furthermore, it fosters an atmosphere of fear that could potentially result in an increase in homicide rates.
Homicides caused by mental illnesses make up a small percentage of violent crime overall, but they remain an urgent public safety issue. There are key clinical measures that can be taken to reduce the number of lives lost each year.