Year: 1997 Source: Archives of Suicide Research, v.3, no.1, (1997), p.43-52 SIEC No: 19970416

In this paper the authors establish the rates of suicide for the County of Mayo, Ireland through an examination of the coroner’s files. The rate of suicide was found to be higher than that of the official suicide mortality data. The rate was higher than the national average. In the author’s opinion, 36.6% of the Mayo deaths were miscoded, the greatest being death by drowning. The most common method of suicide for both sexes was by drowning.