Violent Death in the West: Suicide and Homicide in New Mexico, 1958-1987
Becker T M~~Samet J M~~et al
Vital statistics data for New Mexico, 1958-87, was examined for suicides & homicides among Hispanics, Native Americans & non-Hispanic whites. High age-adjusted rates for suicide & homicide were found among Hispanics & Native American males while suicide rates among Native American women were comparatively low. Homicide rates for all males increased substantially. It is concluded that death from violent causes is a major public health problem that disproportionately affects minority males.