Year: 1992 Source: Psychological Reports, v.71, no.2, (October 1992), p.626 SIEC No: 19920879

For the present study, 3 indices (gender equality based on 24 indicators of women’s status; legitimate violence based on 12 indicators of noncriminal violence; & social disorganization based on 6 indicators of social disorganization) were correlated with the suicide & homicide rates of the 48 continental states in 1980. Suicide rates were associated with legitimate violence & social disorganization but not with gender equality. Homicide rates were associated with gender equality. (3 refs.)