Year: 1976 Source: American Journal of Psychiatry, v.133, no.6, (1976), p.691-693 SIEC No: 19840078

The authors studied the demographic characteristics and history of psychiatric treatment of 214 homicide victims and 67 suicide victims. 32 (15%) of the homicide victims and 12 (18%) of the suicide victims had a record of psychiatric care; these rates were higher than the treatment rate of the general population. The authors suggest that there may be a connection between the occurence of homicide and the increased frequency of psychiatric disorders among victims of this crime.