Violent Victimization of Mental Health Service Users.
Method: Based on a systematic review, recent findings on the prevalences of adult victimization will be introduced and risk factors will be discussed against criminological concepts including the routine activity approach.
Results: International studies consistently indicate high adult victimization risks compared to general population. Risk factors include psychopathology, substance abuse, (former) experiences of violence, and a lack of social integration. Disclosure of victimization is hindered by several barriers.
Discussion: Preventive and interventive measures should be provided at individual, service, and societal level.