Year: 1960 Source: Journal of Mental Science, v.106, (1960), p.1327-1336 SIEC No: 19831793

This article examines the suicide rate in urban & rural areas. In Wales, it was found that suicide was more frequent in towns than in the country. A high risk of suicide exhibited by males in sparsely populated rural areas was attributed tosocial isolation. Farmers were expecially prone to this pattern. Suicides were more common in the spring & early summer than in other seasons. These variations were much more defined in the country than they were in the towns. (16 refs.)