Year: 1972 Source: British Journal of Psychiatry, v.120, (1972), p.267-273 SIEC No: 19820404

Procedures for classifying unnatural deaths differ between England & Scotland. An examination of the death rates for suicide, undetermined death and certain categories of causes of accidental death similar to those of suicide, show that the 2 procedures have differing standards for undetermined death. Evidence suggests that the Scottish Crown Office places more suicides in the undetermined category than English coroners do and thus the incidence of suicide in the 2 countries may be the same.(DD)