Year: 1988 Source: Transactions & Studies of the College of Physicians of Phila., v.10, no.104, (Dec. 1988), p.147-168 SIEC No: 19910487

This article details homicide & suicide in the United States. The author emphasizes the public health toll of violence, & suggests preventive measures to reduce violence. The probability of lifetime murder victimization, as well as the economic cost of violence are provided. Homicide & suicide patterns are described, & common social conditions in which murders take place are detailed. The author concludes by discussing the prevention of intentional injuries. (VM)