Year: 1990 Source: Medicine, Science and the Law, v.30, no.3, (July 1990), p.225-233 SIEC No: 19901744

Suicide & parasuicide rates have increased in Singapore since 1980 & in 1986 were estimated to be 13.1 per 100,000 and 92 per 100,000 respectively. Those most prone to suicidal behaviour are the Indians and the aged above 70 yrs. Jumping from a height is still the commonest method of suicide & self-poisoning is the most popular method of parasuicide. (24 refs.)