Year: 2000 Source: Washington, DC: Federal Bureau of Investigation, 2000. p. 185-195 SIEC No: 20010422

The public health model for injury prevention is utilized to comprehensively examine firearm homicide-suicide events. Records from multiple data sources were linked to better describe homicide-suicide events that occurred in 8 counties in southeastern Wisconsin. Homicide-suicides accounted for 3.8% of all firearm deaths for the study period. Of these deaths, 65% were classified as intimate partner violence. This paper discusses the trends of homicide-suicide incidence, circumstances, type of relationship, alcohol usage, firearm specifications including firearm ownership & trace information. Comprehensive knowledge of the victims, perpetrators, & firearms is crucial to evaluate current prevention programs & direct future efforts. (8 refs.)