Year: 1993 Source: Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, v.38, no.8, (October 1993), p.552-556 SIEC No: 19930676

The epidemiological rates of homicide, suicide, homicide-suicide and the sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of the perpetrators and victims are presented and compared with the international literature. Sociological and psychopatological hypotheses are presented with a special reference to the possiblity of various subgroups of perpetrators.