Year: 2001 Source: Journal of Interpersonal Violence, v.16, no.12, (December 2001), p.1330-1348 SIEC No: 20040811

This exploratory study seeks to understand the link between peer-related violence (perpetration & victimization) & suicide risk among youth, using data from Arizona, Nevada, & Wyoming, where the highest rates of adolescent suicide in the U.S. are found. Higher levels of reported suicide risk were prominent among the multiethnic, urban, & female respondents. Male & female respondents who perpetrated violence were more likely to be classified in the high-risk suicide group than those who did not, as were victims & witnesses of violence. Implications for prevention programming & future research are discussed. (60 refs)