Year: 1983 Source: Journal of Biosocial Science, v.15, (1983), p.349-356 SIEC No: 19950512

Monthly fluctuations in suicides & homicides were analyzed using US mortality data from 1969-78, using periodic regression analysis. The results were fairly consistent over the 10-year period. The pattern for suicide was distinctly seasonal: it was above average all spring & below average all winter. For homicides, the pattern was more monthly, with July-September & December being above average times & January-June being below average. (18 refs)