Year: 2004 Source: Youth Violence Research Bulletin, March 2004, p.1-7 SIEC No: 20040841

This article presents a range of data concerning youth (between 7 & 17 years of age) suicide in the U.S. Statistical trends in the suicide rates of this population between the years 1981 & 1998 are explored according to age, gender, geographical distribution, & ethnicity, & are compared to those for homicide. The relationship between youth suicide & firearms is also examined.