Year: 1979 Source: American Journal of Psychiatry, v.136, no.9, (September 1979), p.1144-1147 SIEC No: 19821065

An analysis of violent death statistics in the U.S. reveals some surprising facts about trends in suicide, homicide & accidents, especially among the young. Rates are compared by age group, sex and race from 1961-75. Article includes tables illustrating mortality rates of young people in each category. Author concludes that psychological resistance and pessimism has precluded extensive research on this subject. (KM)