Year: 1974 Source: Nova Scotia Medical Bulletin, (February 1974), p.5-7 SIEC No: 19860021

This study investigated suicides, suicide attempts, suicide gestures, & self-destructive behaviors among the population of metro Halifax. The official suicide rate of 15.8/100000 is corrected, from the findings, to 129. They calculate rates for gestures & attempts at 368 & 336 respectively. They state, however that their results are only rough approximations as it was impossible to collect complete & accurate data by the method used–questionaires & examinations of hospital records.