Stress created by peculiar local conditions was found to be relevant. For example, the subservient status of women is held to account for the predominance of female suicides in old age. Information is given concerning the civil status, occupations & economic conditions of the suicides. The main precipitating causes among men, & to a lesser extent women, are somatic illnesses & poverty. The factor of social isolation found important in American & English studies was not confirmed in this.