Year: 1996 Source: Canadian Society of Forensic Science Journal, v.29, no.3, (1996), p.119-125 SIEC No: 20030449

The present study examined all suicides that occurred within the metropolitan St. John’s area for the years 1988-1994. The majority were found to be male, between the age 31-40. The most common method for males was the use of a firearm, followed by hanging & drug overdose, while for females drug overdose & hanging were the most common methods. Concomitant alcohol ingestion varied with the method used. Suicide notes were uncommon being found in only 15.4% of victims & the majority of suicides occurred at the victims residence. The results are compared to other studies that have examined suicide. (11 refs)