Prevalence, Causes, and Economic and Community Costs
Facts & Figures
Prevalence in the United States
US Criminal Justice System
US Gender Disparity
High levels of psychopathy are approximately 2X as common in males as in females.
Prevalence in other countries
Outside the US
UK General Community
In the United Kingdom, it is estimated that 0.6% of adults in the community are affected by high levels of psychopathy.
UK Gender Disparity
What causes psychopathy?
Economic and community costs of psychopathy
Risk for violence
Although not all people with psychopathy are violent, those affected by high levels of psychopathy are at least 2X as likely to engage in serious violence and criminal behavior as a typical person. Learn More.
600% Return on Investment
For every $1 invested in effective treatments for psychopathic children and adolescents, an estimated $7.18 is saved. In other words, treating psychopathy yields a 600% return on investment.