Year: 1992 Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, v.26, no.3, (September 1992), p.474-478 SIEC No: 19930967

The Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody has focused attention on people who are held in custody in police cells, prisons, remand centres and detention centres. Suicide seems to be particularly common among younger age groups of those in custody. This pattern parallels suicide levels among young people in the Australian community generally, so that suicide is now a leading cause of death among young Australians. (7 refs.)