Year: 1972 Source: Annual Conference for the International Assoc for Suicide Prevention, (6th: 1972: Mexico), p.245-248 SIEC No: 19880222

A suicide prediction scale was developed by comparing surviving 465 currently suicidal persons who remain alive & 52 currently sucidal who go on to commit, selected from Los Angeles Suicide Prevention Center files. Tabulations were derived as to the breakdown of age & sex subgroups. There was no significant difference in the age/sex distribution of suicide deaths between the SPC population & the Los Angeles County population. Out of 8,000 callers per year, an estimated 1.5% are expected deaths.