The Victims

1359 known mental health homicide cases by region

471 official investigation reports – all downloadable without charge


Scotland 75 cases
NHS North of England
NHS North West 149 cases
NHS Yorks & Humber 106 cases
NHS North East 71 cases
NHS Midlands and East
NHS West Midlands 92 cases
NHS East Midlands 85 cases
NHS East of England 120 cases
NHS London 319 cases
NHS South of England
NHS South East Coast 72 cases
NHS South Central 79 cases
NHS South West 100 cases
Wales 63 cases
Northern Ireland & Islands 27 cases
Total 1359 cases


This section contains information on 1359 cases of mental health killings in Britain between 1993-2017, 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 471 official investigations – independent inquiries, case reviews and coroner’s 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.