Year: 1961 Source: Time, v.78, (August 18 1961), p.27 SIEC No: 19840034

By 1900 most of the mediaeval laws regarding suicide had been repealed in Britain. Attempted suicide, even though rarely prosecuted, remained a crime until 1961. In 1961, an act of Parliament decriminalized suicide & attempted suicide. This act also made assisted suicide a crime punishable by up to 14 years in jail. (MM)