A case-linkage study of crime victimisation in schizophrenia-spectrum disorders over a period of deinstitutionalisation.

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BMC psychiatry, ISSN: 1471-244X, Vol: 13, Issue: 1, Page: 66

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https://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/110; http://hdl.handle.net/1959.3/380723
PMC3599537; 3599537
Short, Tamsin B.R.; Thomas, Stuart DM; Luebbers, Steven; Mullen, Paul E; Ogloff, James R
Springer Nature; BioMed Central
Medicine; schizophrenia; linkage; spectrum; disorders; over; period; deinstitutionalisation; study; crime; victimisation; case; Education; Social and Behavioral Sciences
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Despite high rates of self-reported crime victimisation, no study to date has compared official victimisation records of people with severe mental illness with a random community sample. Accordingly, this study sought to determine whether persons with schizophrenia-spectrum disorders have higher rates of recorded victimisation than the general population, and to explore whether there have been changes in rates of recorded victimisation over a period of deinstitutionalisation.