Year: 1968 SIEC No: 19832558

A sociological study of suicide in Mexico City from 1934 to 1959. Differences between rates of suicides of Mexican males and females are examined. Major methods employed are documented: use of drugs, strangulation and firearms. Various age groups are studied and the effect of seasonal cycles in suicide rates is presented statistically. Reference is also made to national Mexican suicide statistics. (LG)