Year: 1992 Source: Population Trends, no.69, (1992), p.10-16 SIEC No: 20070246

This article describes trends in suicide rates in England & Wales & the methods used. For the first time since 1911, male suicide rates have been rising at a time when female suicide rates have been falling. The age distribution of suicides has also changed, to the extent that males aged under 45 are now more at risk than older males, whose rates have fallen. There is evidence of both cohort & period effects. (3 refs.)