Year: 1991 Source: Omega, v.22, no.3, (1990-91), p.219-226 SIEC No: 19910157

Social correlates of the African American statewide suicide rates were found to be different than those for Caucasians. Caucasian suicide rates were higher in the south & west; African American rates were higher in the north. Caucasian rates were associated with indices of social disintegration, while African American suicide rates were not. The homicide rates of both groups, in contrast, showed similar patterns of associations with social variables, particularly those related to southernness.