- 2009 statistics -
'Coercive care' increases for Black people
2008-09 statistics compared to earlier year (2007-08) shows:
Number of people spending time as an inpatient
Overall fell by 3.0 % BUT
increased by 5.3% for Black and Black British groups.
The number detained ('sectioned') in hospital
Fell by 1.6% for White group
Rose by 9.7% for Black and Black British groups
Reference: Mental health minimum data set annual returns in Mental Health Bulletin (click to see) 25 November 2009
An overview of ETHNIC STATISTICS on diagnosis of 'schizophrenia', compulsory detention, prison populations and school exclusion show striking similarities: - THERE SEEMS TO BE A PATTERN.