Year: 1990 Source: Journal of Police Science and Administration, v.17, no.3, (September 1990), p.227-229 SIEC No: 19910865

The suicide rate of officers at the LAPD continues to remain lower than the rates for other adults in the county, state & nation. However the trends toward an increasing officer suicide rate & the representation of minority female officer suicides in recent years suggest an increase in stressors & problems unique to the groups affected. Research of police suicide continues to be sparse. Until more comprehensive research is done, it isn’t possible to generalize about police suicides. (12 refs.)