Year: 2002 Source: Archives of Suicide Research, v.6, no.3, (2002), p.237-247 SIEC No: 20021356

From a cross-national perspective, the practice of combining suicide & homicide rates into 1) lethal violence rates & 2) the proportion of lethal violence expressed as suicide, is questioned. Using age standardized data on suicide & homicide rates from 21 developed countries during 1955-1994, results show that, for both males & females, lethal violence rates are so closely correlated to suicide rates that the former offers no unique information. (39 refs)