Year: 1994 Source: Ottawa: Department of Justice Canada, 1994. 94p. SIEC No: 19950504

This study examines the relationship between firearm availability & suicide, particularly attempts & lethality of method. A strong relationship exists between firearm availability & suicide attempts although some evidence suggests there is substitution of method to some extent. Firearms increase the likelihood of death; other equally lethal methods are less common. Evidence of impulsive attempts due to firearm availability is presented. Some data on age, gender, & ethnicity are given. (196 refs)