Year: 2003 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.33, no.3, (Fall 2003), p.313-325 SIEC No: 20040896

Meta-analyses of police suicide rates & ratios to the comparison population were conducted using 101 samples from the literature. The large effect sizes showed that suicide rates based on short time frames were significantly higher than for long time frames. There were regional differences such that rates in the Americas & Europe were higher than in the Caribbean & Asian regions. There were differences in rates between federal, regional, & municipal police forces. Issues for researchers to address further are discussed. (43 refs)