Year: 2006 Source: Crisis, v.27, no.3, (2006), p.135-139 SIEC No: 20070325

Suicide rates among prisoners in Greece have shown great fluctuation over time. This review of literature indicates various limitations mentioned in the relevant studies lie in the unreliability of data, e.g. doubts about the validity of official statistics, missing data in archives, missing files on victims, suicide in juvenile institutions not always recorded separately. The research emphasizes the importance of improving suicide statistics in order to plan & enforce suicide prevention & intervention strategies in particular settings. (14 refs.)