Year: 2000 Source: American Journal of Psychiatry, v.157, no.1, (January 2000), p.96-102 SIEC No: 20050059

The present study examined if the increased mortality of delinquent subjects (which is twice that of nondelinquents up to the age of 40) continues until age 65 &, if so, why. The authors followed 475 delinquent & 456 matched nondelinquent comparisons from age 14 until age 65 years. They found that 13% of delinquents & only 6% of nondelinquents died unnatural deaths. Suicide data is included. (25 refs)