Year: 1991 Source: New York: Plenum Press, 1991. p.55-69 SIEC No: 19910381

This chapter details statistics on suicide in the United States. The authors state that the U.S. has a moderate suicide rate, with slight increases over the last few decades. Suicide rates are broken down by gender, race, age, marital status, methods, time of year, & state & region. They conclude that the most likely profile of a suicide victim is an elderly white male who commits suicide using a firearm. (VM)