The Victims

1443 known mental health homicide cases by region

510 official investigation reports – all downloadable without charge


Scotland 80 cases
NHS North of England
NHS North West 158 cases
NHS Yorks & Humber 113 cases
NHS North East 73 cases
NHS Midlands and East
NHS West Midlands 100 cases
NHS East Midlands 87 cases
NHS East of England 124 cases
NHS London 335 cases
NHS South of England
NHS South East Coast 81 cases
NHS South Central 84 cases
NHS South West 106 cases
Wales 68 cases
Northern Ireland & Islands 34 cases
Total 1443 cases


This section contains information on 1443 cases of mental health killings in Britain between 1993-2018, 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 510 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.