Year: 1986 Source: Omega, v.17, no.2, (1986-87), p.183-186 SIEC No: 19870067

A study of the continental United States showed that an index of “southerness” was associated with the homicide rate. However, the rate of suicide by firearms & the rate of lethal accidents with firearms were both associated with this index of southerness. Controls for latitude & longitude did not eliminate these associations. 7 refs.