Year: 2002 Source: Archives of Suicide Research, v.6, no.3, (2002), p.249-255 SIEC No: 20021357

Data were obtained on the number of social protests in The Netherlands for the period 1975 to 1989. The number of social protests was associated with suicide rates & with other social variables, but less consistently with homicide rates. However, variables such as the unemployment rate were found to be more powerful predictors of the suicide rate during this period. Suggestions are made for deriving an index of social distress by year for The Netherlands.