Year: 1970 Source: Medical Journal of Australia, v.2, (1970), p.411-414 SIEC No: 19840408

This paper reports an analysis of suicide methods in the state of Western Australia, for the years 1900-1967, & compares these with reported figures in the U.S. & Britain. There were marked differences found between rural & urban areas & between the sexes, but not between age groups or over the time period. Comparison with the U.S. & Britain showed marked differences & these are discussed. Availability of method alone was not enough to explain these differences.