Year: 1981 Source: Congress of the International Association for Suicide Prevention, (11th: 1981: Paris), pp.328-333 SIEC No: 19850319

This study utilizes data from a major study of changes in the trends of suicide rates among San Francisco residents from 1970-1974. Records from the Coroner’s Register of 1051 deaths considered unequivocal suicides were reviewed (58% male, 42% female). Analysis of this data indicated distinct changes among patterns of firearm & drug related suicides. Female firearm deaths rose from 4% in 1970 to 15% in 1972, & remained high (16%) in 1974.(NBB)