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Mental Illness and Crime Victimization are Linked, New Finding

Having a mental illness makes people more vulnerable to becoming the victims of a crime, a recent analysis suggests. Based on nationwide data from more than 2 million people in Denmark, researchers found that in the 10 years following a diagnosis with any psychiatric disorder, a man's risk of being the victim of a crime that was reported to police rose by 50%. For women, the risk went up by 64% compared to women without mental illnesses.