Year: 2005 Source: Archives of Suicide Research, v.9, no.2, (2005), p.123-133 SIEC No: 20051267

This article reviews simple epidemiological data on completed suicide rates in different nations of the world, the results of time-series studies of suicide in nations, & the results of regional correlates of suicide rates within nations. The authors argue that it is important to conduct comparable sociological studies in samples of nations so that the general trends & deviations from these trends can be observed & efforts made to explain these phenomena. (15 refs)