The Victims

1304 known mental health homicide cases by region

453 official investigation reports – all downloadable without charge


Scotland 71 cases
NHS North of England
NHS North West 142 cases
NHS Yorks & Humber 103 cases
NHS North East 67 cases
NHS Midlands and East
NHS West Midlands 91 cases
NHS East Midlands 79 cases
NHS East of England 117 cases
NHS London 309 cases
NHS South of England
NHS South East Coast 70 cases
NHS South Central 74 cases
NHS South West 95 cases
Wales 62 cases
Northern Ireland & Islands 25 cases
Total 1304 cases


This section contains information on 1304 cases of mental health killings in Britain between 1993-2016, all collected from press reports and official documents.

They are a considerable underestimate of the total as not every case is reported or known publicly.

This section aims to provide brief details on mental health homicides in any given area along with information about any previous official inquiries or investigations.

The information is broken down by former NHS Strategic Health Authority region.

The cases also link to 453 official investigations – independent inquiries, case reviews and coroners reports – which are all downloadable without charge from this site.

They represent the largest and most comprehensive publicly available collection of such investigations in the country.

Information on other cases, or copies of any other inquiry reports, particularly in an electronic format are welcomed.