Year: 1996 Source: Archives of Suicide Research, v.2, no.1, (1996), p.75-79 SIEC No: 19960046

This article examines theoretical perspectives for understanding aggressive acts of suicide and homicide during times of war and presents 1989 data for the former Yugoslav republics. Beginning in 1990, the rates of suicide & homicide in Serbia increased significantly until 1993 when the high rates levelled off. The article notes that whether the war, the war’s impact on the economy, some third factor, or a combination of factors, account for the rise in rates is yet to be studied.