Year: 1994 Source: Journal of Forensic Sciences, v.39, no.3, (May 1994), p.657-667 SIEC No: 19940936

This article reports the characteristics of individuals choosing violent methods of suicide between 1985 & 1991. 536 cases were studied. With the exception of jumping from a height, these methods were more frequently used by males, with a particular male predominance in deaths due to self-immolation, railway collision, hanging, firearms, & electrocution. Despite study limitations, the study shows differences between groups of individuals choosing different methods. (44 Refs.)