Year: 1998 Source: New York, NY: Plenum Press, 1998. p.143-155 SIEC No: 19980034

Epidemiological data on suicide in Turkey from 1987-1995 is presented. The crude suicide rate increased from 2.09 to 2.37/100,000 population over the study period. Tables illustrate the percentage of suicides by age group, by causes, by method, & by literacy & educational levels. It is speculated that rapid social change, immigration from rural to urban areas, increasing unemployment & easy access to firearms may be the causes of the increasing trend.