Year: 1977 Source: Behavior Science Research, (1977), p.61-69 SIEC No: 19842640

Stepwise multiple regression techniques were used to find predictors of the male & female suicide & homicide rates in a sample of 18 industrialized nations. The best predictors of both male & female suicide rates were the birth rate & the nation`s need to affiliate. The best predictors of the male & female homicide rates were somewhat different: thunderstorm days & population density for the male rate, & cigarette consumption & thunderstorms for the female rate.