Year: 1986 Source: Journal of Forensic Sciences, v.31,no.3, (July 1986), p.1029-1038 SIEC No: 19870716

Demographic & trend analysis of 881 consecutive suicides in blacks & whites is presented. From 1975-1984, the suicide rate was 15.1/100,000. Rates are broken down according to age, sex, color & method. Similarities & differences to larger scale studies are discussed. The authors advocate study & publication of local data to clarify further the nature of suicide. 17 Refs. (LH)