Research has found that most people shot dead by Victorian Police have been mentally ill.
The study of 48 police shootings found more than 87 per cent of victims had schizophrenia and other severe mental illnesses.
This is despite a police plan to tackle the number of fatal shootings.
James Ogloff, Monash University researcher, said the figures are a tragedy and has called for more police training so
officers can help people in emotional distress.
Ian Hickie, the executive director of the Brain and Mind Research Institute, said just 2 per cent of government health
spending went to tackling mental illness.