Year: 1972 Source: Central African Journal of Medicine, v.18, no.5, (1972), p.97-100 SIEC No: 19833069

The returns of the Rhodesion Attorney General are analysed retrospectively over a one year period for Africans (271 cases) and over a five year period for Europeans (165 cases). Highlighted are the crude suicide rates, age and sex differences, and the time of year. The methods chosen to commit suicide are markedly different between the two ethnic groups.