Year: 1989 Source: Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1989. p.226-233 SIEC No: 19900606

In this study, 3 sociologists examined police files of undetermined causes of death, evident suicides, accidents & undetermined homicides. They found that the official suicide statistics underestimated by about 25%. The authors outline other studies concerning underreporting of suicide rates. They also discuss the patterns in official suicide rates, concluding that there are no systematic misreporting errors. (VM)