As far as the issue of violence and mental illness goes, here some statistics for you.
One percent of the population is schizophrenic. We don’t have 3 million mass murderers in the United States and we don’t have murder and mayhem in the streets of Ottawa with our 120 schizophrenics.
As Dr. E. Fuller Torrey said, I’d rather walk down the halls of a mental hospital then to walk down the streets of a big city at night. As someone who has experienced them both, I agree.
— Peter Nicholson, Ottawa