Last year, we published the report At risk, yet dismissed with Victim Support. It reveals that people with mental health problems are more likely to be victims of crime, feel the impact of being a victim of crime more acutely and are less likely to get the support they need.
The most startling findings show that people with mental health problems are:
- three times more likely to be a victim of crime than the general population
- five times more likely to be a victim of assault (rising to 10 times more likely for women)
- more likely to be a repeat victim and experience different types of crime
- far less likely to be satisfied with the service and support they receive.
Read the summary / Read the report