A Comparative Evaluation of Police Suicide Rate Validity

The authors assessed sensitivity, specificity, & predictive value of official police suicide rates compared to municipal workers. From 1950-1990, there were 20 police suicides compared to 12 municipal worker suicides. There was considerable speculation concerning the misclassification of police suicide, but this study was a first attempt to empirically test the validity of police suicide […]

Suicides, Homicides, and Accidental Death: a Comparative Risk Assessment of Police Officers and Municipal Workers

This study employed data from a Buffalo, N.Y., retrospective mortality municipal worker cohort. The data was used to evaluate the risk of suicide, homicide, & accidents among police officers, & compared that risk to other municipal workers. Within the police occupation, suicide was ranked at 50%, compared to municipal workers 14.5%. Overall, police officers had […]