Year: 1994 Source: Social Biology, v.41, no.1-2, (Spring-Summer 1994), p.96-109 SIEC No: 19950606

Overall & gender-specific mortality rates due to violent deaths were computed for 1973-88. Results indicate that overall & gender-specific rates for American Indians & Alaska natives have been decreasing on average per year: suicide 2.7%. Similarly, age-adjusted rates have been declining, & at faster rates than those of the US general population: suicide, 2.5% versus 0.6%. However, the male-female ratio for homicides & other accidents is unchanged, & the ratio for suicide has been increasing.