Year: 1949 Source: American Sociological Review, v.14, (1949), p.481-490 SIEC No: 19910102

This study presents facts involving great variations in rates of suicide & homicide in each of the 48 states & 86 selected cities. It gives some attention to variations in the rates of a more inclusive group of 105 cities to which the 86 belong, to rates in other countries & to time series. Contrasts in indices of the 2 responses, especially by Southern & non-Southern areas are highlighted. Also outlined are problems as implicated in the data observed which require much additonal research.