Year: 1983 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.13, no.2, (1983), p.123-138 SIEC No: 19840199

Long-term trends in suicides among females were investigated using data from Sacramento County, California. Of the 3,741 cases, (25.4 percent) were females. These analyses focus on 837 Caucasian and Hispanic females. Female suicide rates in Sacramento County have increased gradually since 1925 with a decline in the male/female ratio. The data suggest that a minimum of three types of female suicides can be identified and that the incidence of each type varies with the age of the women.