Year: 1986 Source: Psychological Reports, v.58, no.2, (February 1986), p.598 SIEC No: 19871673

Data from 33 U.S. cities grouped into 3 longitude intervals show that mean suicide rates for the central cities were significantly lower than for both the eastern & western cities. Results partially confirm D. Lester’s (1971, 1985) finding of a relationship between longitude & suicide rate.