Year: 1997 Source: Italian Journal of Suicidology, v.7, no.2, (October 1997), p.111-112 SIEC No: 20000194

In time-series data from 19 countries around the world, the general tendency was for a positive association between suicide and homicide rates. Data for the period 1950-1985 was studied. Results are in opposition to the hypothesis by Henry & Short (1954) in which it was proposed that social conditions which increase the social suicide rate should decrease the social homicide rate, & vice-versa. (2 refs.)