Year: 1987 Source: American Journal of Psychiatry, v.144, no.2, (February 1987), p.215-219 SIEC No: 19871461

The authors found significant positive correlations between the suicide & homicide rates for 15-24-years-olds & the proportion of 15-24-years-olds in the U.S. population from 1933-1982. Significant negative correlations were found for most adult age groups (35-64 years). Since future numbers of adolescents & adults can be estimated on the basis of current population data for children & preadolescents, the epidemiologic patterns for suicide & homicide may be predictable for certain age groups.