Year: 2006 Source: Archives of Suicide Research, v.10, no.3, (2006), p.225-238 SIEC No: 20060761

Serbia and Montenegro went through a civil war from 1989 to 2003. With data obtained from the Statistical Bureau of the Republic of Serbia, it could be seen that during the war years, the number of suicides increased. Male suicides outnumbered female suicides, 2:1. However, once the war had ended suicide rates decreased. This can be seen through the use of tables & charts found in the article. Speculations are offered about the findings, many consistent with DurkheimÁøs classical hypothesis concerning suicide & unpopular wars. (29 refs)(CH)