The Zito Trust has claimed that 40 per cent of homicides in England and Wales are committed by people with a mental disorder and that noncompliance with drugs is a factor in 60 per cent of these cases. The trust says patients need more follow-up in the community and better drugs with fewer side effects.

Medication, Non-Compliance and Mentally Disordered Offenders. The Zito Trust, PO 265, London WC2H 9JD. Free.