Year: 1994 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.24, no.3, (Fall 1994), p.267-274 SIEC No: 19940820

The records of 134 police officers were reviewed after their first fitness-for-duty evaluation. 55% reported prior suicide attempts. Possible contributing factors were examined. Officers reporting marital problems were 4.8 times more likely to have attempted suicide, & 6.7 times more likely if they had been suspended. Complaints of being administratively harassed were associated with a lower likelihood of attempting suicide. Variance due to age, gender, race & substance use was nonsignificant.