§ Lord Monson
asked Her Majesty's Government:
How many members of the public have been: (a) killed, and (b) injured in the past five years by former mental patients released into the community; and how many were killed and injured respectively in the five years immediately preceding the implementation of the Care in the Community policy.
§ The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health (Baroness Cumberlege)
Data is not available in the format requested. Convictions for manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility under Section 2 of the Homicide Act 1957 for the 10 years from 1985 to 1995 are shown in the table. Offenders who enter a plea of diminished responsibility under Section 2 of the Homicide Act will not necessarily have previously been treated by specialist mental health services.