Year: 2002 Source: Crisis, v.23, no.3, (2002), p.133-134 SIEC No: 20030147

This article examines how research data regarding suicide has historically had poor validity. The article also examines the issue of undercounting death by suicide. The article notes that without accurate numbers of suicidal death, the full effect of prevention agencies cannot fully be appreciated. The article concludes with some suggestions for getting accurate suicide rates. (7 refs.) (AK)