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Fazel S, Sjostedt G, Langstrom N, et al. Severe mental illness and risk of sexual offending in men: a case-control study based on Swedish national registers. J Clin Psychiatry 2007;68:588–96.
Follow up period:
Swedish registers on socioeconomic information, inpatient health care, and crime between 1988 and 2000.
8495 men convicted of a sexual offence (cases) and 19 935 men from the general population (controls) aged 15 years or older. Men who committed sexual offences were identified using the Swedish Crime Register 1988 to 2000. If a man had more than one conviction, the first was used as the index case. Prostitution, hiring prostitutes and possession of child pornography were not defined as sexual offences for the purposes of this study. …
Source of funding: United Kingdom National Health Service Research and Development Programme on Forensic Mental Health.
Competing interests: None.
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