The Victims

1752 known mental health homicide cases by region

642 official investigation reports – all downloadable without charge


Scotland 111 cases
NHS North of England
NHS North West 202 cases
NHS Yorks & Humber 142 cases
NHS North East 86 cases
NHS Midlands and East
NHS West Midlands 125 cases
NHS East Midlands 101 cases
NHS East of England 144 cases
NHS London 390 cases
NHS South of England
NHS South East Coast 105 cases
NHS South Central 102 cases
NHS South West 125 cases
Wales 77 cases
Northern Ireland & Islands 42 cases
Total 1752 cases


This section contains information on 1752 cases of mental health related killings in Britain between 1993-2020, 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 642 official investigations – internal and independent inquiries, case reviews, sentencing remarks 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.