Year: 1980 Source: International Journal of Social Psychiatry, v.26, (Winter 1980), p.300-320 SIEC No: 19842476

This paper investigates variations in the characteristics of victoms of violence in the 4 regions of North Carolina: piedmont, coastal plains, & tidewater. Distinct patterns of homicide & suicide are found in each of these regions. The mountains are characterized by high rates of suicide & low rates of homicide, while the coastal plains are marked by an opposite pattern, high homicide & low suicide. The 2 remaining regions of North Carolina, the piedmont & tidewater, have same violence patterns.